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Disability Claims for Back Pain: The Subjective Evidence

  • Published: December 10, 2012

Social Security disability claims for back pain are hard to prove, because the major symptoms are subjective. In proving your case, your Ocala disability lawyer will need to provide evidence the Social Security Administration (SSA) needs when considering the subjective factors.

The Subjective Factors

When evaluating the subjective factors in a disability claim for back pain, the SSA will consider a claimant’s medical history, the consistency of the claimant’s complaints to each treating physician, and the claimant’s overall credibility.

More specifically, in determining the credibility factor, the SSA looks to see how many times the claimant visited the doctor, the claimant’s response to treatment, the comments he or she made to each treating physician, and the claimant’s diligence in keeping up with the prescribed treatment and taking the prescribed medication.

Therefore, a good Ocala disability lawyer will advise his clients to be careful of the comments he or she makes to each doctor and to follow the directions prescribed in the treatment of the back pain.

Psychological Factors

Chronic low back pain often develops in individuals who have a psychological fear of pain, which ultimately results in their avoidance of therapy. In such situations, the Ocala disability lawyer will need to provide sufficient evidence to prove the psychogenic factors involved in the low back pain complaint.

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For more information about the subjective evidence you need in order to obtain Social Security disability benefits for your lower back pain, call the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (352) 304-5300 to schedule a free consultation with Ocala disability lawyer CJ Henry.

Claudeth Henry

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