An Ocala disability attorney is aware that the extent of your physical impairment is the main issue in your disability hearing, and that the most important part of your testimony is how you describe your symptoms. If you are able to give a tenable, comprehensive description of your symptoms, your Ocala disability attorney knows you will be that much closer to winning your case.
The following list of potential questions your Ocala disability attorney might ask pertain to different aspects of your disability symptoms.
- What is the nature and location of your pain?
- What caused this pain?
- Has there been a remission of your pain? If so, what caused it and how long did it last?
- Does the pain cause limited range of motion?
- On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the most severe, how would you rank your pain?
- Is the pain always the same intensity?
- Does the pain come and go or is it constant?
- Do you have other symptoms such as swelling, heat, redness, stiffness, muscle weakness or atrophy, weight loss, fatigue, appetite loss associated with your pain?
- How often do you see your doctor and what does he or she do for you?
- How does medication affect the pain?
- Do you experience side effects from the medication?
- What other treatments have you tried? For example: physical therapy, massage, bio-feedback, transcutaneous nerve stimulator (TENS unit), chiropractic manipulation, etc.
- Have you tried home remedies? If so, have they helped?
- Does it help your pain to change position or limit your activities?
Restrictions resulting from pain
- How has your life been impacted by this pain?
- Has your pain affected your daily activities?
- Has your capacity for work been affected by your pain?
- Do you have difficulty concentrating and remembering, or are you depressed, anxious or irritable?
If you have questions you would like to ask an experienced and knowledgeable Ocala disability attorney about your Social Security disability case, please contact the CJ Henry Law Firm, PLLC at 352-304-5300.