If you are someone living with fibromyalgia, you know just how real the pain is. However, what you may not realize is that if this chronic condition is making it impossible for you to work, you may be able to receive Social Security disability benefits.
According to the National Institutes of Health, fibromyalgia is a chronic condition affecting 5 million Americans. An overwhelming majority of those with the condition - 80 to 90 percent - are women. The exact reason behind this, or the cause of the condition itself, is still unknown.