General Guideline Principles for Importance of Early Intervention

of Non-Acute Pain for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Importance of Early Intervention of Non-Acute Pain.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Importance of Early Intervention of Non-Acute Pain

Early detection of patients who are at-risk for delayed recovery is important. Among the elements that aid in identifying patients at risk are:

  • Those who don’t respond to treatments that have been shown to work for a certain diagnosis.

  • Those whose rehabilitation is significantly impacted by substantial psychological variables.

  • The loss of a job or an extended hiatus from work.

  • Those who have a history of rehabilitation or delayed recovery.

  • Lack of workplace support for patient needs accommodations; and

  • Those having a history of maltreatment as a child (verbal, physical, mental).

The significance of missed time from work among these criteria is greatest in identifying individuals who will recover slowly.

What our office can do if you have workers compensation Injuries

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.

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