Medical imaging studies such as MRI scans and X-rays are important tools that can be used to support a short or long term disability claim. MRI scans and X-rays may reveal the extent of an injury or medical condition, as well as the progression of a condition over time. You can use this objective medical evidence to demonstrate to your insurance company the severity of your condition and how your symptoms prevent you from working.
In this article, we will explore how MRIs and X-rays can be used to prove a short or long term disability claim and how The Maddox Firm can help you win your benefits.
How do I know if an MRI or X-ray is necessary for my disability claim?
Knowing whether an MRI or X-ray is necessary for your disability claim will depend on the specific medical condition or injury that is the basis for your claim. Generally speaking, imaging studies such as MRIs and X-rays are ordered when there is a suspected or diagnosed medical condition that cannot be fully evaluated through a physical examination alone.
If you are unsure whether an MRI or X-ray is necessary for your disability claim, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider. They can determine if an imaging study is necessary to fully understand the nature and severity of your condition. If your healthcare provider decides that an imaging study is necessary, they can order it and provide you with a referral to a radiology facility where the study can be completed.
In addition to speaking with your healthcare provider, it is important to review your disability insurance policy to understand the requirements for medical documentation to support your claim. Most disability insurance companies will not approve your claim without objective evidence demonstrating your condition and symptoms.
Below we will discuss what conditions MRIs and X-rays are best used to diagnose and evaluate.