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Musculoskeletal System Disability: Diagnosis and Evaluation

Continuing the thread concerning Musculoskeletal Disabilities, the issue of diagnosis and evaluation will arise. Obviously, the SSA requires the best evidence to support the diagnosis. First, there must be detailed descriptions of the weakness or muscle atrophy related to deficiencies in the joints. Also, the SSA will want to detail the sensory or reflex changes or circulatory deficits. The SSA also requires a doctor to detail all of the orthopedic, neurological, and other findings appropriate to the specific impairment.
The SSA will want this supported by laboratory findings, x-ray findings, CAT scan, or MRIs. One of SSAs policies demonstrate why a claimant needs to have strong Social Security Disability representation. If you are reviewed by an SSA doctor, the SSA will not generally not order these because of their cost. Procedures such as myelograms are too invasive and the SSA will not order them.
It is important that your medical records be as complete as possible before taking the daunting task of attempting to obtain Social Security Disability Benefits. Contact a Dallas Social Security Disability lawyer today.