I am out of work almost two years now and I can barely walk. I walk with the use of a cane. I have problems with my left shoulder and cannot lift my left. My x-rays came back that I have a downward sloping acronium or something like that. I have been diagnosed with arthritis in my back, lumbar stenosis ddd, djd, chronic pain syndrome, arthropothy, and have had two doctors say I can't work. My chiropractor said she had never seen such an extensive MRI, there is so much in my MRI. Anyway, I only have county insurance right now, which means I don't pay for my own insurance, the county does, and the orthopedic doctor just told me I don't qualify for disability. He said because I don't need surgery and I don't have cancer!!!! I have all these other doctors saying I do qualify, but he said I just need pain management. I don't need surgery and I don't have cancer so I am not disabled. It doesn't matter I have no quality of life and cannot work anymore. I worked my whole life. I am only 52 but I am in pain. Anyway, my question is, does his opinion have to be included in my case? I haven't spoke to my attorney yet. I have to call her in the morning. I am very upset. This doctor is sending me for injections. The physical therapy has not helped. ( I did 4 weeks). Is his word gold or will my MRI speak for itself. Two other doctors said the MRI is a diagnosis. I just saw the primary doctor at county last week and he diagnosed me sever parasthesius and chronic pain disorder. I am also diagnosed and being treated for bipolar with panic disorder. Can I still win my case even though he is not agreeing with me? He is the orthopedic surgeon. By the way, he does know the county won't want to pay for a surgery but they will pay him for these injections he is sending me for. He compared my MRI disc to some other disc and I said it could be from a 95 year old woman for all I knew. He never ever went over all the text in my MRI. I have a serious amount of damage to my back, so I am told by others. Please, any advice asap will be greatly appreciated.