Originally Posted by tylerbrown
Thanks for the response, and sorry - I thought I posted on the spine board! I actually do have an attorney believe it or not. I moved out of state and that's the big hold up. I finally did get approval for a doctors appointment for this state but it's not scheduled yet. I am at my wits end with all of this because I've been getting worse and worse.
I feel for you I went through the workers comp in NY and I did win. The first thing is (And I do not know if it is the same where you are as in NY) is find a good lawyer ask around and see who was happy with theirs. Then (this is where I am not sure how it works where you are) go to the Dr you want. In NY I could go to any Dr that I wanted and they HAD to pay that bill.
Once you do that then you would have to wait for the test that he ordered. But you can ask your lawyer for a hearing and you will get one, and he will ask for permission for the test.
I went as far as paying for an MRI that they denied and at the next hearing the judge slapped them with a fine for not approving it.
I do feel for you I also have a failed surgery at the levels of L4-L5 L5-S1 and now L3-L4 is a mess with degenerative disc I have rods screws bone dowel from a cadaver the works, I also am in pain even with the meds.
You have to keep fighting, you cannot let them win. They do this because there are people out there that are scamming the system and WE end up paying for it. It took me 2 years but I won I also like you had better reports from THEIR Dr's then mine. But at this point there is nothing more they can do for me, and I am going to the Dr next week for the last MRI that was done and I can imagine what he is going to say to me, But I will never have another surgery again I figured if they could not fix me the one time then no more. I have enough problems and just want to go on with my life, as hard as it is.
Good luck and do not let them win
Fight them with all you got and you will come out the winner.