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Aaron Waxman & Associates LLP specializes in personal injury claims and helping clients receive the compensation they deserve. Our “Chronic Pain in the News” series is meant to be a source of information for our readers and clients. We keep apprised of the latest medical developments with respect to chronic pain, and fibromyalgia.
Lyme Disease is a chronic disease that causes chronic pain. The Vancouver Sun recently reported that the government of British Columbia pledged $2 million for a new clinic where those with Lyme Disease and other complex and chronic diseases could go for help in managing their symptoms. The BC Women’s Hospital has been named as the home for the new clinic.
In Bancroft, Ontario, council has joined the fight against Lyme Disease. A growing list of municipalities are petitioning the province of Ontario to improve awareness, detection and treatment of Lyme Disease in Ontario. Pressure is being put on the provincial government of Ontario to update its Lyme Disease protocols. The Lyme Disease Association of Ontario (LDAO) says that the disease is regularly is regularly is regularly misdiagnosed because it mimics a variety of other diseases and neurological disorders including autism, arthralgias, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, depression, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, sleeping disorders, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Lupus and more.
Currently, OHIP does not cover all testing for Lyme Disease. There is dispute over how the disease is transmitted. If Lyme Disease is caught early, it can be successfully treated with antibiotics.
Canada Newswire posted a Press Release about Canada’s need for a National Pain Strategy. Chronic pain is an under-treated health crisis affecting 1 in 5 Canadians. It is said that pain is often poorly managed in Canada, has a major impact on the quality of life and the ability of people to function.
The Canadian Pain Society (CPS) and the Canadian Pain Coalition (CPC) have issued a blueprint to outline the social, economic and personal impact of chronic pain on Canadians.
On April 24, 2012, the first ever Canadian Pain Summit will take place in Ottawa.
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