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Why rheumatology now @50 yrs? very disabilitating very little function, yet ssi won'nt approve me, why?

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Dr. Neal Birnbaum answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

If you have severe arthritis with obvious joint deformities, loss of motion and poor function but have been denied social security disability, i suggest that you obtain an attorney who specializes in appeals for this type fo denial. You can find names in the yellow pages or by contacting the local bar association.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Thomas Namey answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Most patient with serious forms of arthritis should not become disabled. Are you seeing someone in rheumatology for optimal treatment? Depression in a major co-morbid issue in patients with arthritis, not in remission because of pain. I believe you must deal with this as well, and get under an experts care!

Answered Dec 10, 2013

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