I’m overwhelmed from becoming physically disabled by chronic pain from lumbar facet OA, nerve compression and disc hernation plus cervical stenosis with disc herniations n headaches. I muddled through with mood disorders and working a fast paced job in resort real estate but at late 40s, the physical is haulting me. Question is about my ssdi claim because I seriously have a number of impairments and medical support in some areas but the fact that my upbringing was chaotic, shameful and abusive, etc. will not mean squat to the govt. yet there appears to be solid research but who would be good to consult with in St. Louis?
That's a very specific question. If you know some (maybe a lot) of your problems are associated with trauma, it might make sense to get trauma therapy with someone trained in sensorimotor therapy, somatic experiencing, EMDR, or EFT tapping. Augment it with exercise, yoga, tai chi or drama therapy. Then, if there are physical problems remaining, you can look for doctors to deal with that. There also may be some dietary remedies that may help - things like omega 3 fatty acids, CBD oil, anti-inflammatory herbs like ginger, turmeric and garlic and a diet heavy on the fruits and vegetables.
All the best, Rich