How Visiting a Muskegon Pain Clinic Can Help Your Disability Claim

Doctor and patient

If you are filing for Social Security Disability, you will need to have medical evidence supporting your claim. Under the Social Security Administration regulations, you must have signs, symptoms, and laboratory findings that support your medical problems. If you have pain in your joints (knees, shoulders, hips) or spine, you may benefit from seeing a doctor who is board-certified in “physical medicine and rehabilitation.” We also find that our clients are often referred to, and benefit from, “osteopathic manipulation” physicians. These doctors are often called “pain doctors.” Pain doctors typically specialize in managing pain without surgery through medications, physical therapy, and/or injections.

Those who are claiming Social Security Disability often benefit on multiple levels from seeing a pain doctor. First, these medical professionals are often able to effectively control pain levels, allowing claimants to have a better quality of life and more function than they would have had otherwise. Secondly, these doctors are often very skilled at performing physical examinations and documenting claimants’ functional abilities, using imaging studies like X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans to show the effects of an injury or disability. Evidence from pain management clinics could be critical to proving your case to the Social Security Administration or a Muskegon Administrative Law Judge. As such, we always recommend that our clients make appointments with pain doctors whenever they have the opportunity.

Muskegon Pain Management Clinics

If you are experiencing chronic pain and don’t want to rush into surgery, you can ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a pain management physician. Some of the most popular clinics in Muskegon are as follows:

  • Michigan Pain Consultants

1675 E. Mt. Garfield, Suite 135

Muskegon, MI 49444

(231) 799-8880

162 North Causeway Drive

Muskegon, MI 49445

(231) 981-0150

1400 Mercy Drive, Suite 100
Muskegon, Michigan 49444

(231) 733-1326

1150 E Sherman Boulevard, Suite 2400
Muskegon, MI 49444

(231) 672-6336

  • Mercy Health Pain Clinic

1700 Clinton Street

Muskegon, MI 49442

(231) 728-5692

Our Social Security Disability clients have had wonderful experiences with the institutions above. Please follow the hyperlinks above to learn more about each one and schedule an appointment with your clinic of choice.

Maximizing Your Visit

Our Muskegon Disability lawyer can assist you in contacting and meeting with any medical providers to obtain statements regarding your physical capabilities. Having these statements worded properly and in your file is extremely important for proving your case and winning benefits.

At Nolan & Shafer, our Muskegon Social Security attorneys work hard to gather the appropriate evidence. We then present it in a way that puts you in the best position to win your case. Whether we are filing your application for you or presenting your case to an Administrative Law Judge, we help you every step of the way.

Call us at (231) 403-0040 to schedule a free consultation.

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