I was injured on the job 3 months ago and since then I've been in a lot of pain and experiencing an occasional shocking pain in my lower back. I've had an MRI and x-ray and both look good. The doctor I've been seeing has no idea what's causing my problem. Anyone go through something similar, or have any ideas as to what I need to do next?
Have you filed a workman's compensation claim? Have you contracted a workman's compensation attorney. You must do both to get the treatment you need. You should seek opinions from spine specialists such as spinal orthopedic surgeons and spinal neurosurgeons.
If you can not work, then your doctor needs to document that you are 100% disabled. You will continue to receive 66% of you pay but it is tax exempt. You may be able to return to work with restrictions.
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