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    Hi there. I was wondering if anyone knows whether dental records and records from one's physical therapy should be included when applying for SSI, SSDI, and other benefits. Does anyone know? I am guessing at least records from PT should be included because my pelvic floor PT records are relevant, and I have seen a PT at a pain management center. Anyways, any thoughts? Please let me know! Thank you.
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    Re: Dental & Physical Therapy?

    I would definitely include the PT records --- I don't know about the dental ones.

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      Re: Dental & Physical Therapy?

      I can state I did win my case after going in front of the administrative law judge back in November. In fact, I actually got my first check last Wednesday. OK. I have not gotten the back pay as of now. We had gotten records from several doctors.(some that did not help my case any) Of course, I did read the 9 page report on what the judge used and did not use to make his favorable decision. (like having glaucoma was not helpful) (which I did figure) Regardless, I never thought to include any dental records at all. I had been to physical more than once during the whole time that I was trying to get on disability, but the judge never stated he had read any reports about that. (or I never did, either) That does not mean my lawyer was unaware and never contacted them at all. The lady working for him actually called while I was getting ready to go to PT once to make sure they knew all doctors to contact to get reports before going to court.(and mentioned that one) That must mean I am agreeing with Donna now. Yep.


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        Re: Dental & Physical Therapy?

        Yes to the PT, no to the dental (as long as you are not listing any dental/jaw problem on your application for SSD).

        I won my case in front of a judge a year ago. Afterwards, I got a long, long letter from the judge detailing what he thought about each "item of evidence". The most important things he mentioned were:

        My testimony matched up with the doctors' records.
        I came across as sincere and genuine.

        I also wrote a statement to him personally to include with my records, sort of like a "victim impact" statement, detailing in my own words what everyday life is like and what each one of my symptoms felt like - a bowling ball pushing on my bladder, a needle poking my vagina, etc. Don't be afraid to be graphic and extensive, because that judge is going to make a life-altering decision and he or she needs to understand what it is like to be you.
        Diagnosed with IC in 2005, since then have been diagnosed with an unspecified autoimmune disease, with inflammation in my bladder, colon, left knee, left ear, left eye, lungs and pericardium. Argh!

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