I have recently been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis (-4.8 T score). I am a man, (nearly 49 years old). I have most recently broke a bone in my back, (I have a interval compression fracture in a midthoracic vertebrae, due to my severe Osteoporosis). This creates constant pain now in the area of the fracture. I guess this could be considered "chronic pain" now that I have had this fracture for at least 6 months (gets worse, not better).
I have already had chronic pain for the past 7 years anyway. I have Chostocondritis of the chest walls and sternum, bursitis of the knees, Osteoarthritis of the lower back with a curvature of the spine with bone spurs, and Osteoarthritis of the wrists and hands too. My left arm, wrist, and hand has endured 6 broken bones over the years, and I have broken at least 3 ribs over the years, and now my broken back.
I feel my condition/disease now (severe Osteoporosis of my spine [-4.8 T score]and regular Osteoporosis of the hips -2.8 T score) is my worst! Like they state,"I could break a bone just from sneezing, or coughing to hard".
The pain clinic I go to will not give me any kind of narcotic for pain. They say it is addicting, and not good for "chronic pain" (I disagree), but they do have me on Tramadol/Ultram, Tizanadine [muscle relaxer], 800 mg ibuprofen, and extra strength Tylenol. None of these help that much with the (acute) pain I get often. Always hard to get any good sleep.
Anyway....Is it possible to get a favorable decision for Social Security Disability? Can I receive Disability benefits from this disease/condition?