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Cannot work because of fibromyalgia. Who can give me disability?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Talk to the doctor who is treating the fibromyalgia - he will be the one to state your disability.

In brief: Fibromyalgia

Talk to the doctor who is treating the fibromyalgia - he will be the one to state your disability.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most patients work

Fortunately, fibromyalgia is not progressive and does not limit lifespan, nor cause paralysis or loss of limb function.
The majority of patients with fibromyalgia are able live functional lives and many work. I suggest short rest breaks be incorporated into the work day, and regular (daily) exercise is extremely important for maintaining function and quality of life.

In brief: Most patients work

Fortunately, fibromyalgia is not progressive and does not limit lifespan, nor cause paralysis or loss of limb function.
The majority of patients with fibromyalgia are able live functional lives and many work. I suggest short rest breaks be incorporated into the work day, and regular (daily) exercise is extremely important for maintaining function and quality of life.
Dr. Michele Arnold
Dr. Michele Arnold
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: SS Disability

? can I get disability if I have fibromyalgia (FM).
SS disability possible. Problem is no defining tests, imaging studies or pain meter readings. Reporting doctor must document functions & poor ADL's. Strong exam includes: chronic fatigue, depression, asymmetric shoulders, crossed cervical muscles, functional scoliosis, Gillette, Fortin & Short Leg Signs, TOS, TMJ, migraines, IBS & Hypermobility.

In brief: SS Disability

? can I get disability if I have fibromyalgia (FM).
SS disability possible. Problem is no defining tests, imaging studies or pain meter readings. Reporting doctor must document functions & poor ADL's. Strong exam includes: chronic fatigue, depression, asymmetric shoulders, crossed cervical muscles, functional scoliosis, Gillette, Fortin & Short Leg Signs, TOS, TMJ, migraines, IBS & Hypermobility.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nobody

Fibromyalgia isn't a medically definable impairment.
You have to have other conditions that combine with it to equal a disability listing, or you have to establish that your residual functional capacity is low enough to qualify on that basis; with fibromyalgia alone, that just doesn't happen.

In brief: Nobody

Fibromyalgia isn't a medically definable impairment.
You have to have other conditions that combine with it to equal a disability listing, or you have to establish that your residual functional capacity is low enough to qualify on that basis; with fibromyalgia alone, that just doesn't happen.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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