The Chronic Pain Petition-New Chronic Pain Disability Scale
  • Petitioned Commissioner Michael J. Astrue

This petition was delivered to:

Social Security Administration
Commissioner Michael J. Astrue
United States Department of Labor: Workers' Compensation
Secretary Hilda L. Solis

The Chronic Pain Petition-New Chronic Pain Disability Scale

    1. Christa Whightsel
    2. Petition by

      Christa Whightsel

      Reynoldsburg, OH

The American Chronic Pain Association estimates that over 116 Million people in the United States suffer from and are partially disabled by chronic pain. A lot of those are as a result of a work accident.
They are given a lower disability rating because they are not confined to a wheelchair or bed ridden. Even though their conditions are just as bad, they are given ratings as low as 5% because they do not fall under their conditions for rating.
According to the fifth edition of the American Medical Association (AMA) Guides, disability is defined as "an alteration of an individual's capacity to meet personal, social, or occupational demands because of an impairment."[2, 10] The WHO defines disability as an activity limitation that creates a difficulty in the performance, accomplishment, or completion of an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being. Difficulty encompasses all of the ways in which the performance of the activity may be affected.

Some people with Chronic pain are shut ins and cannot work due to gut wrenching pain 24/7.
Yet we are given a lower rating because of their guidelines!

Please tell them that you will not stand by and watch the over 116 million people in the United States be treated like second class citizens when they never asked for their Chronic Pain Disease or Condition.
We deserve a different, and more fair Chronic Pain Disability Scale, that will give people with Chronic Pain a Disability Rating that they deserve.

Thank You,
Christa Whightsel
Co-Founder of RSD/CRPS Doesn't Own Me
www.rsdcrpsdoesntownme.com

 

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      Christa Whightsel
      Petition Organizer

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      Christa Whightsel
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      So very exciting! Help tell WC and the SSA that we will not take this abuse anymore!

    7. 150 Votes!

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      Petition Organizer

      This is amazing! Keep spreading the petition around! This effects millions of people around the world and also in the US. We are fighting not only for ourselves but the rest of the population too!

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      Please Share with your friends and family this petition and get us up above 100. Lets tell both Workman's Comp. and Social Security Association that we won't stand being treated this way anymore!

    10. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jill Kaplan PEMBROKE PINES, FL
      • 9 months ago

      I suffer from chronic pain.

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    • Dee Refosco ROCKTON, PA
      • 9 months ago

      I'm there and nobody cared, a year and a 1/2 now in pain

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      "The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life . . . the children; those who are in the twilight of life . . . the elderly; and those who are in the shadow of life . . . the sick . . . the needy . . . and the disabled." - Hubert H. Humphrey

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    • Natalie Huff SUFFOLK, VA
      • 10 months ago

      For my auntie Roni!

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    • Hartley Christensen STERLING, IL
      • 10 months ago

      Been on long term pain meds five years plus, can't find job due to drug test

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