[QUOTE=injured betty]kaybe: Is there anything that he can do from home?
I have read study after study that people who leave work due to an injury, the longer they are out, the more unlikely that they will return to work.
Other study statest that people who have work related injuries or are on SSI or LTD, recover at a much slower state or at all.
Let's look at this example; I am not trying to pick on you, just using this as an example. What is the exact diagnosis? Sprain? Strain? and then pain pills?
DDD is normal as is arthritis if you are over the age of 30.
I had a strain of the SI. It never healed. I also have some DDD and some arthritis. I have a lot of pain from the strained SI ligament. But I have no one to sue. I have to work. My husband makes too much for me to get SSI. Even thought it was a work related accident, I wanted to go back to work there so did not make the claim.
The longer that you dwell on the problem and the longer that you are down, the worse it gets. Positive thinking really does cure a lot of pain. Why hasn't the strain/sprain healed? Have you looked into your immune system and if you have a problem with it?
If it were me, I would stop all meds and see if the meds are telling you that you are in pain. By now the strain/strain should have healed. Meds are very deceiving, cunning and will suck you in. I tried them and quit.
Find something within your activity range that you can do and do it. Stretches, walking, light exercise. The saying, "Use it or lose it" really is true.
stepping off of my soap box now.
[COLOR=Red]6/13/99 Fell at work
WC allowed claim:thoracic sprin/strain; lumbar sprain/strain;lumbosacral sprain/strain WC approved 22 chiro visits
NO relief asked referrel to PM Dr.started PM 8/25/99 mri said to be normal slight bulge L4/5 all request for further testing denied.
8/01/01 I paid for discogram from local orthepic surgeon after given 2 4mg. shots morphine discogram found to be normal
WC approved 3 epidural inj.NO HELP
10/03/01 started treatment Cl.Clinic on private ins.
MRI:Cl.Clinic L4/5 disc bulge w/neuroforaminal impingement
X-RAYS:Cl.Clinic L5/S1 spondylothesis
3 more epidurals no help
2/01 discogram Cleveland Clinic:L4/5 disc bulge contrast moved towards posterior asppect of that disc w/midline fissures in the medial annular fibers disruption
L/5-S1 level also abnormal.
Update;at that time I was prescibed a spine cath idet/denied WC denied privat ins.
since have been living on pain meds prescribed by the approved WC PM Dr.
vicodin 10/660 4xday
No further treatment then meds everthing denied by both ins.
Pri.Ins found out going to Cl.Clinic because of Wc accident refused pay ment for any med. bills ended up in bankrupcy court.
6/14/03 pain worsened and many other comlications.
6/21/03 ended up going to Cl.Clinic ER was a bad nightmare,after being there for over 24 hrs. was released at my demand
X-rays showed DDD and arthritis at 2 or 3 levels.;diagnosis upon release STRAIN/SPRAIN
7/1/03 mediation to prepare for trial by jury 12/17/03
7/8/03 WC hearing to discontinue all meds,medical treatment [/COLOR][/QUOTE]Betty I been off work since 2003 , Im not out to sue anyone, I been in pain since my injury and my employer doesnt want to find me a job I can do, I been with my company for 11 years, All i want is to be pain free, So dont come in here cursing people who is not employed . Like my Doc said, Everyones pain is different, NOT the same, Believe me i could work anyone under the table before my injury , Now I cant even use a rake, to rake the leaves in my yard, Im sorry it just makes me mad when people start running there mouth about people injured and cant work,
Shame on you, I work ( not fired yet ) for the largest retail store in the world, And they cant find me a job I can do,