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Chronic pain: Most common cause of long-term disability

There are all kinds of disabling conditions that afflict residents of New Jersey, rendering individuals unable to work and thereby necessitating the collection of benefits that will assist in providing for the sufferer's long-term care. According to the National Institute of Health, while uncontrolled diabetes and cancer are significant sources of affliction, chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability.

One young woman that suffered from a connective tissue disease that caused her to experience chronic pain remarks on the vicious cycle that such an affliction can have on an individual. When an individual is suffering with a debilitating illness or condition, they feel as though they cannot live a full life, they cannot work, their spirits get down and their condition worsens. She says, "You have to feel like you have a quality of life in order to fight an illness or chronic pain. Otherwise you just feel like, what's the point?"

Receiving disability benefits can aid an individual in sustaining a better quality of life. There are a number of different avenues in New Jersey through which an individual may be able to pursue benefits because the individual is unable to work. These benefits can assist an individual in maintaining a much better quality of life.

Unfortunately, the process to receiving these benefits can at times be an uphill battle filled with claims denials and appeal hearings. When an individual is already struggling, this fight can feel overwhelming. However, an experience legal advocate can assistant an individual in securing the disability benefits they need in New Jersey.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Living With Chronic Pain: Jenna's Story," Nov. 15, 2012

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