Back pain cases are not always easy for the SSA to evaluate, and there are often several factors to consider. Below, your Ocala Florida disability attorney has outlined some important information about the assessment of back pain claims.
There are three specific areas SSA looks at when assessing back pain claims. Objective abnormalities of your injury, your symptoms and pain level and your credibility will each be important to the SSA’s decision. The SSA understands, though, that it is not unusual for there to be a lack of objective medical evidence in back pain cases as medical tests are not always reliable at showing severity of an injury.
If your treating physician has the opinion that an emotional overlay accounts for the severity of your symptoms, it will be important to also seek the opinion of a psychologist to confirm. An emotional overlay will help explain any gap between the severity of the injury itself and the level of pain in which you find yourself.
If you have suffered a back injury, you may qualify for disability benefits. A knowledgeable Ocala Florida disability attorney can explain to you the importance of the several factors the SSA considers in making its decision in these cases. For more information, call CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300 today.