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Long-Term Disability Chronic Pain Culprits May Be Found

Posted on February 16, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Researchers at the Mayo clinic believe they have found a gene which may be responsible for disabling chronic pain.

Chronic pain, of any sort, can debilitate a person and lessen their quality of life. Many long-term disability claims are filed because of chronic pain, which can be the result of many types of medical conditions. Sometimes, chronic pain is part of a person’s life without any real understanding why or what the source of the problem is. It can leave many unable to work or provide for their families.

More than 2,000 genes in the peripheral nervous system have been found which are believed to be the cause of chronic pain. This could possibly lead to the development of drugs that would end the pain by correcting the activity of these genes.

This could be great news to the 50 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain. Billions of dollars are spent each year in healthcare costs, along with the loss of work time. If you suffer from a long-term disability, you may be eligible to file a claim. A long-term disability representative can help you determine eligibility and guide you through what is often a very difficult and time-consuming process. A disability representative can also help you if you have been denied benefits.

If you or someone you love has been denied disability benefits, contact the Disability Help Group. Our disability representatives have experience with cross-examining medical and vocational experts and take time when speaking with you about your case. Call us today at 1-(800)-800-3332 for a FREE consultation.