Are you reading it as though they want to see a measure of chronic pain appied across all tables?
I fail to see how you could even have a diagnosis of chronic physical pain applied to any mental health disability and chronic psychological pain would be able to be addressed by the treating psychiatrist, wouldn't it? Cheers bear
Chronic pain, fatigue etc are all considered against Table 1. You could potentially have a diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, Appropriate specialists may be a pain management specialist, rheumatologist, neurologist, immunologist.
I used table 1 for the systemic impacts of my physical disability when I applied. One issue that others I knkw have encountered with it is the 'fully treated'. Almost all - myself included- were asked if we had done any pain management courses. I had, but those who hadnt were generally rejected.
I have chronic physical pain which interacts with my mental health condition (PTSD). It will (or should be) considered in the same table (table 5).
Having a mental illness and chronic physical pain myself I know where you're coming from. If your pain is due to musculoskeletal issues my best bet would be for your Orthopedic Specialist to write the report and address the connection between the two in that report.
Alternatively should your issue be a Neurological Disorder as in the case of an Acute Spinal Cord Injury; IMHO you'd be best having it addressed by your Neurologist; perhaps in conjunction with your Psychiatrist for either of aforementioned specialists. Cheers bear
P.S. As tasjo has mentioned; I totally agree on it being best to having had pain management courses to tie everything together........i.e. In my case; chronic pain disrupts sleep, disrupted sleep causes mental illness. The more disrupted the sleep, the bigger the likelihood of developing extreme mental illness; hence the need for pain management. Though I'm sure you know the basics already......