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WonderingWife posted:
I am writing to see if I can find out a little more about my husbands injury. My husband is 46 and hurt his back at work 3 years ago. He has been out of working and seeing doctors for the past 3 years and we have got no where so far. He has 2 bad disc's in his lower back. The doctor said that he had a bad disc in his neck so they did neck surgery 2 years ago, but no surgery on the back. About a year after his back injury his hands and feet would swell up to the point that it looked like they would pop. Doctor thought it was arthritis, but that has been ruled our by 3 different rhuematoloigist. Then he started getting the rash type thing on his legs and feet ( like blood coming to the skin ). Found out he had high blood pressure and swelling and rash went away. Now 2 weeks later the swelling and rash are back and the doctor has no answers. He's always in pain and can't do anything anymore and we can't seem to get any help. Please help!!
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bj1208 responded:
hi and welcome to the support group -

since this is an on-the-job injury your husband should be going thru workers' comp - a claim should have been submitted -

if not, THEN IT NEEDS TO BE DONE ASAP -

ALSO, YOUR HUSBAND NEEDS TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY THAT HANDLES ONLY WORKERS' COMP CLAIMS ~~


This will insure that he is getting the proper treatments AND PAYMENTS -

The attorney can assist in getting him to the right doctors and having the right treatments -

Please REMEMBER THIS - SURGERY WILL CORRECT ANY DISC PROBLEMS BUT DOES NOT GUARANTEE IT WILL RELIEVE PAIN


He does need to request seeing the correct type of physicians - if high blood pressure issues this should be done by his personal primary care physician -


as for his back - he needs to demand to be seen by either an ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SPECIALIST OR A NEUROSURGEON SPINE SPECIALIST - they can examine him and let him know what treatment options are available.


unfortunately you are dealing with workers' comp claims and they tend to be very touchy as far as treatments - this is why it's imperative to have an attorney that handles workers' comp claim - they look after your (hubby's) best interest - the company is looking out for THEIR best interest and not wanting to shell out the money for treatments -

Please keep us posted as to how ur husband is doing - and let us know if he has submitted a workers' comp claim -

take care - Joy
 
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bj1208 responded:
I am reposting my response - it's not showing on my side as responding to you so please excuse duplicate! LOL

hi and welcome to the support group -

since this is an on-the-job injury your husband should be going thru workers' comp - a claim should have been submitted -

if not, THEN IT NEEDS TO BE DONE ASAP -

ALSO, YOUR HUSBAND NEEDS TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY THAT HANDLES ONLY WORKERS' COMP CLAIMS ~~


This will insure that he is getting the proper treatments AND PAYMENTS -

The attorney can assist in getting him to the right doctors and having the right treatments -

Please REMEMBER THIS - SURGERY WILL CORRECT ANY DISC PROBLEMS BUT DOES NOT GUARANTEE IT WILL RELIEVE PAIN


He does need to request seeing the correct type of physicians - if high blood pressure issues this should be done by his personal primary care physician -


as for his back - he needs to demand to be seen by either an ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SPECIALIST OR A NEUROSURGEON SPINE SPECIALIST - they can examine him and let him know what treatment options are available.


unfortunately you are dealing with workers' comp claims and they tend to be very touchy as far as treatments - this is why it's imperative to have an attorney that handles workers' comp claim - they look after your (hubby's) best interest - the company is looking out for THEIR best interest and not wanting to shell out the money for treatments -

Please keep us posted as to how ur husband is doing - and let us know if he has submitted a workers' comp claim -

take care - Joy
 
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Ari Ben-Yishay, MD responded:
Sorry to hear of your husbands troubles. Just so you understand, swelling of the hands and feet as well as skin rashes have little/nothing to do with your husbands spine condition. These are MEDICAL ISSUES that should be addressed/investigated by his INTERNIST. His ongoing back problems are completely unclear to me. He should be seen by an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon for a clear opinion. Your comment that he has "2 bad discs" does not help clarify the matter. If additional information is obtained I'd be happy to chime in and offer further insight. best of luck!!
Ari Ben-Yishay MD


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