From my experience, the key to getting approved for disability is to FLOOD THEM WITH MEDICAL RECORDS. That's what I did, and I made it through on the first go-round, which seems to be the exception not the norm. Get records from every location that you've seen a doctor, therapist, or surgeon, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic/testing facilities...you name it. Get the records for as far back as relavent, and make sure you get a copy of each set of records for yourself, in additon to the ones that go to Social Security. That way there aren't any surprises. Since you've already been rejected once, make sure you find a good attourney to help you through the appeals process.