The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
Long-term disability claims can involve claims for chronic pain conditions. There are various types of chronic pain conditions. In a previous post, we discussed Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
This post will focus on Fibromyalgia.
What is Fibromyalgia?
According to The Arthritis Society, Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes what is termed, “widespread pain” and is an impairment of pain processing mechanisms in the central nervous system. Fibromyalgia affects 2% of Canadians, and is more prevalent amongst women than men. It is typically seen in people over the age of 40.
Fibromyalgia can occur after surgery, an illness, infection or significant psychological stress but for some people, it can develop without any precipitating event or cause.
Fibromyalgia cannot be detected by a blood test and is not able to be detected on an x-ray or diagnostic imaging. Doctors will order tests to rule out other pathologies/disorders.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia include:
Poor sleep, difficulty concentrating and chronic pain can interfere with a person’s ability to work or function and perform his or her daily activities.
If you or someone you know has made a claim for long-term disability benefits and your claim has been denied after you submitted your application, or your benefits have been terminated, you should contact an experienced lawyer who will advise you of your rights and explain how the legal process works. It is important that you contact a lawyer who practices long-term disability law.
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