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Navigating Social Security Disability Claims for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in Connecticut

Posted by James Aspell | Sep 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

Navigating Social Security Disability Claims for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in Connecticut

In Connecticut, individuals suffering from the debilitating effects of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a nerve disorder often exacerbated by physical trauma or surgeries, find it challenging to secure Social Security Disability benefits. CRPS can exhibit varying levels of severity and symptoms, making it a complex condition to diagnose and manage. Here, we explore the intricacies of CRPS and offer guidance on how to secure Social Security Disability benefits in Connecticut, with the help of seasoned attorneys.

Understanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in Connecticut

Characterized by severe, often disproportionate pain in the limbs following an injury or medical event, CRPS is a condition that can severely impair an individual's ability to work. Early intervention can potentially lead to improved outcomes, although many find themselves living with persistent and incapacitating pain.

CRPS manifests through a range of symptoms, including:

  • Unyielding pain, burning, or throbbing sensations
  • Fluctuations in skin color and temperature
  • Heightened sensitivity to touch
  • Joint stiffness and muscle spasms
  • Limited mobility in the affected areas

Despite its debilitating nature, the underlying causes of CRPS remain somewhat unclear, which unfortunately can complicate the process of obtaining Social Security Disability benefits in Connecticut.

Securing Social Security Disability for CRPS in Connecticut

The Social Security Administration acknowledges CRPS as a potential disability cause. Nevertheless, securing benefits can be a strenuous process as CRPS is not explicitly listed in the SSA "Blue Book." This necessitates additional evidence and documentation to substantiate the disability claim.

Individuals seeking disability benefits in Connecticut for CRPS must demonstrate that their condition:

  • Is expected to persist for at least a year or is terminal
  • Has been substantiated through medical imaging and diagnoses
  • Significantly restricts their ability to engage in any gainful employment

Partnering with a Proficient Social Security Disability Attorney in Connecticut

Given the complexities surrounding CRPS claims, partnering with a seasoned Social Security Disability attorney can significantly enhance your chances of a successful claim in Connecticut. These professionals are adept at navigating the intricacies of the SSA criteria, ensuring that your case is bolstered with the necessary medical documentation and evidence.

Whether you are at the initial filing stage or in the midst of an appeal, a dedicated attorney can be a pivotal asset, working tirelessly to secure the benefits you rightfully deserve.

Connecticut Social Security Disability Attorneys Ready to Assist with CRPS Claims

Facing a CRPS diagnosis can be immensely challenging. Our adept team of Social Security Disability attorneys in Connecticut stands ready to assist you every step of the way, ensuring that your case receives the meticulous attention it merits.

For expert assistance with your CRPS Social Security Disability claim in Connecticut, contact us at 860-523-8783. We are committed to helping Connecticut residents navigate the complexities of CRPS claims, working on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay when your claim is approved.

Connecticut Social Security Disability Attorneys - Your Advocates for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Claims: 860-523-8783


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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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