Chronic pain is usually defined as any pain that can last more than 12 weeks. Acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts the body to an injury. Chronic pain persists- often for months or even longer.
IS CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME COMPENSABLE?
Yes, the diagnosis of chronic pain or chronic pain syndrome(CPS) can be accepted under the WCB of Alberta if the following criteria is met per WCB policy:
WCB may consider treatment for chronic pain when the chronic pain has the following characteristics:
Chronic pain syndrome may be compensable when the following conditions are met:
If you believe that you are suffering from this syndrome because of a work-related injury, please contact Ability Management Solutions clicking on the Contact Us button at the top of this page. We will review your claim file in its entirety and ensure proper entitlements have been accepted under your claim. We hope to be your solution to your WCB concerns!