About 100 million adult Americans experience chronic pain every year, according to the
According to the
Many of these conditions are disabling. Arthritis, for example, is the most frequent cause of disability in the U.S., according to the
Conditions like arthritis, neuropathy and complex regional pain syndrome are often invisible, making it difficult for others to understand the toll they take on the individual.
“Loved ones often have a hard time understanding how symptoms such as extreme fatigue and pain can be debilitating,” said IDA Founder and President
Pain Awareness Month reminds people living with chronic pain that they are not alone. “IDA is one of many organizations offering support and resources to people in pain, helping them connect with others and providing services designed to improve their quality of life,” said Connell.
A list of organizations and pain management resources is available at resources.allsup.com.
SSDI is an important resource. Individuals who cannot continue working due to chronic pain may be eligible for
SSDI is a valuable resource for disabled workers. However, obtaining SSDI benefits is not easy. More than two-thirds of initial applications are denied. The process can be more difficult for those living with chronic pain, due to its subjective nature. The SSA is required to consider the effects of chronic pain and the medications prescribed to treat it, but there must also be sufficient medical evidence documenting the underlying medically determinable severe impairment. Evidence of ongoing pain management treatment would add further weight and credibility to an individual’s pain complaint(s).
To learn more and to see if you are eligible for SSDI, call the Allsup Disability Evaluation Center at (888) 841-2126 or visit Expert.Allsup.com for a free SSDI evaluation.
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