Chronic pain and can have severe effects upon your ability to concentrate and remember things. Chronic pain also affects your ability to socially interact with others. If you suffer from pain long enough it normally produces depression as a side effect of your main medical problem. Since pain cannot be objectively measured, the Social Security Administration will sometimes be suspicious of your statements concerning pain. It is advisable to keep a daily diary of your pain levels. In addition, frequent notations in your doctor’s medical notes concerning pain will also aid in proving your case to the Social Security Administration . Normally, the Social Security Administration will be looking to see if you are taking medications to relieve your pain. Besides medications, what other treatments do you attempt in an effort to relieve your pain? All treatments for your pain must be presented to the Social Security Administration.
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