One of the most important decisions made in a social security disability case relates to what is your remaining residual functional capacity from both a physical and mental standpoint. Most doctor and hospital records focus on diagnosis and treatment. Social Security Administration is interested in what practical limitations are imposed by your conditions and the symptoms you experience. Providing the correct type of information regarding residual functional capacity is often the difference between winning and losing a social security disability case. An experienced social security disability lawyer can communicate with your physicians about these issues in an effort to obtain the information needed.