General Guideline Principles for Non-Pharmacological Treatment

Options 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 Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options 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.

Non-Pharmacological Treatment Options

Other non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, such as physical therapy modalities or injectable treatments, are not specifically advised in the New York Non-Severe Pain Medical Therapy Guidelines. When clinically warranted, these alternative treatment choices should adhere to the applicable Medical Treatment Guidelines.

Proper treatment for that injury should be followed if it causes non-acute pain and the damage is not covered by an existing medical treatment guideline

The lengthier of the two treatment durations should be used in cases where the New York Non-Severe Pain Medical Therapy Guidelines specify therapy durations in terms of either a period or a particular number of sessions. This will increase the probability that the treatment will be effective.

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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