If you are in chronic pain, it may be impossible for you to work. Unfortunately, chronic pain is one of the trickiest conditions to prove. After all, pain cannot be measured and is completely subjective. However difficult proving pain can be, it is my no means impossible. Here is a guide on what you can do to prove your pain.
As I stated before, pain is not something you can readily measure. This means that a good portion of the evidence is going to be what you are telling your doctors as well as what you are telling the judge. This means that if your judge questions your honesty your case may be loss. Make sure you are thorough in explaining how your pain is affecting you, but also do not embellish or exaggerate your symptoms.
Do What Your Doctor Tells You
It makes sense that anyone in chronic pain is going to be doing everything they can do feel better. Because of this mentality your judge is going to be expecting you to do everything your doctor tells you to. This is why it is so important to follow all the recommendations your doctor gives you even if some of them seem difficult to do or you doubt they will work. Your medical records will reflect either compliance and non compliance to your doctors suggestions.
Keep a Pain Journal
Often keeping a pain journal can be helpful to your claim. It will give insight to what your day to day life is like for the judge to see. These journals do not need to be elaborate. For example, if you attempted to do the dishes but pain in your hands made you have to stop, make an entry with the date explaining what happened. If you woke up and felt too fatigued to shower, write it down. All these things can be helpful to your claim.
Call a Salt Lake City Disability Lawyer
Proving pain in a disability claim can be extremely difficult. This is where having an experienced disability attorney can make the difference between winning and losing benefits. There is $0 up front and we will only accept a fee if we are able to win you benefits. Call today for your free consultation.