Stewart v. Social Security Administration
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION OF U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE. It is ordered that Plaintiff's objection is overruled. The decision of the Commissioner is affirmed and this Social Security action is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Judge Ron Clark on 9/22/17. (mrp, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
SHANTEL L. STEWART
CIVIL ACTION 6:15cv878
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND
RECOMMENDATION OF THE UNITED
STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The Report and Recommendation of the Magistrate Judge, which contains her findings,
conclusions, and recommendation for the disposition of this action, has been presented for
The Report and Recommendation recommends that the decision of the
Commissioner be affirmed and that the complaint be dismissed with prejudice. Plaintiff filed
written objections on September 14, 2017.
Having made a de novo review of the objection filed by Plaintiff, the findings, conclusions
and recommendation of the Magistrate Judge are correct and Plaintiff’s objection is without merit.
In her objection, Plaintiff asserts that the Report and Recommendation does not consider her
assertion that she has a limited ability to twist. On the contrary, the Report and Recommendation
notes Plaintiff’s assertion that her residual functional capacity (“RFC”) should have included a
restriction on twisting1 and provides analysis for the conclusion that the ALJ’s RFC finding is
supported by substantial evidence. The ALJ’s opinion concerning Plaintiff’s RFC is entirely
consistent with the opinions of the medical experts and Plaintiff’s treating physician. The ALJ
See Report and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge, ECF 21, at *12.
appropriately considered Plaintiff’s allegations of back pain and its resulting limitations. The ALJ
applied the correct legal standards and the decision is supported by substantial evidence. The
findings and conclusions of the Magistrate Judge are, therefore, adopted as those of the Court. It
ORDERED that Plaintiff’s objection is OVERRULED.
The decision of the
Commissioner is AFFIRMED and this Social Security action is DISMISSED WITH
PREJUDICE. It is further
ORDERED that any motion not previously ruled on is DENIED.
So ORDERED and SIGNED this 22 day of September, 2017.
Ron Clark, United States District Judge
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