The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
In a previous post, we outlined some types of common disability claims. Disability claims can arise after a person has sustained a slip and fall, car accident or other type of serious injury.
Long term disability lawyers often assist clients when their claims have been denied for long term disability benefits, resulting from ongoing chronic pain.
There are different “types” of chronic pain. This post will explain what is known as myofascial pain, or myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain is a clinical way of describing muscle pain and pain and inflammation in the body’s soft tissues.
Myofascial pain specifically refers to pain affecting the connective tissue of the muscle (fascia) and is a chronic condition.
Myofascial pain can develop as a result of muscle injury, from excessive strain to a particular muscle, muscles group or tendon or ligament or from repetitive motions. Pain sites are usually referred to as “trigger points”, which are areas of notable tenderness. People with myofascial pain can also experience what is known as “referred pain”, where the trigger point can cause pain to extend to other areas of the body.
Myofascial pain can also involve a psychological component, causing a person to feel depression and fatigue.
The combination of chronic pain with the potential to develop psychological symptoms can cause a person to have difficulties performing the essential duties of their employment and even their activities of daily living.
If you or someone you know has made a claim for long term disability benefits, and your claim has been denied, contact the law firm of Aaron Waxman and Associates. Our firm only works for injured persons and we do not represent insurance companies.
We offer a free, no obligation consultation.
We will work towards achieving the best settlement possible for your claim.
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