When establishing a back injury disability, objective evidence is always crucial, but subjective facts also play a role. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will consider subjective evidence such as your medical history, credibility and the consistency of your physical complaints. A qualified Augusta Social Security disability attorney can help you establish this evidence.
The Social Security Administration will consider whether your subjective complaints of back pain are consistent over time, and whether your pain description is consistent among all the doctors you have described it to. If there are inconsistencies, the SSA will take a closer look to determine whether they may be explained by ongoing changes in your symptoms.
Your Augusta Social Security disability attorney will explain to you that certain aspects of your behavior will strongly influence the SSA’s consideration of your case. These include the ways your activities are limited by your pain, the frequency and nature of your doctor visits, your response to treatment and doctor’s records that comment on your credibility.
Sometimes pain is linked to psychological factors. This is called psychogenic pain, and it’s commonly associated with chronic disabling low back pain. Such pain may also develop in patients who have such a severe fear of pain that they are compelled to avoid beneficial activities like physical therapy and exercise. In cases when your pain does not correspond with the medical evidence, psychogenic factors may offer explanation. To prove this, your attorney will obtain a doctor’s opinion that verifies these psychogenic factors. A psychological evaluation can further corroborate the claim.
Contact an Augusta Social Security Disability Attorney To Pursue Your Rights
Pursuing a Social Security disability claim is not something you should do without legal assistance from an Augusta disability lawyer. If you are struggling with a back injury and are unable to work, you may be entitled to Social Security benefits. An Augusta Social Security disability attorney can help you navigate the confusing process and present the evidence necessary to win your case. Call us for a free claim evaluation today.