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Can a Chiropractor's Opinion Help my Application for SSDI?

When you apply for SSDI, you will be required to provide a medical professional's opinion about your condition. Those applying because of severe back pain may think that using a chiropractor as their medical professional would be most beneficial. Unfortunately, the Social Security Administration does not recognize chiropractors as a legitimate source for obtaining medical treatment in a disability case.

This means that if you use a chiropractor instead of a physician to testify about your condition on an application, you application will most likely be rejected. The SSA will review any X-rays, treatment records, imaging studies and opinions from your chiropractor, but will not use this as a defining point in the case. Oftentimes any chiropractic records will have little influence over your application or the evidence that you have a disabling condition.

The reason that chiropractors are not honored as a SSA medical source is because it is considered an alternative and complimentary kind of medicine. Those in desperate need will need to go to the hospital or a doctor's office, rather than make an appointment with a chiropractor. Applicants will need to seek diagnosis and treatment from a physician for persistent back pain if they hope to get SSDI as a result of their condition.

In addition to this, the victim will need to prove that the back pain is severe enough to keep the worker from performing his or her work duties. If you want more information about this situation, or if you have been rejected from the SSDI benefits program and you would like assistance, then you need to contact a Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC attorney today. The SSDI lawyers at this firm are dedicated to helping Americans get the benefits they deserve.

Categories: Disability