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Believe me, I totally understand the doctors dragging their feet with this sort of thing, especially with workers comp.... My girlfriend hurt her neck at work about a month ago, and has been dealing with a workers comp doctor like that.... She went on her own and had MRI'S done and xrays etc...because he wouldnt have them done... he kept saying she had neck strain.....Her MRI shows two buldging discs.. and two herniated discs in her neck... pressing on nerves and causing very severe and constant pain, numbing, and tingling in her arms, causing horrible headaches......So she showed him the MRI results and the workers comp doc says that lots of people have disc herniations or bulges and lives with them on a daily basis and they heal themselves..... and that he wasnt to concerned to be in a hurry to do anything....No concern fo the HORRIBLE pain she is in..... he put her on limited duty at work...basically cant do anything, but sit in a chair... and YES! they are having her do that.....because he said no lifting... at all... no repetative arm movement... no looking up... or repetative head movement.... and she works for a VERY popular home improvement warehouse....on the night crew stocking... you know... HEAVY HEAVY stuff... if that tells ya anything....eventhough the 2 Neurologists and the Orthopedic Doc...she has seen both said they feel she needs surgery to fix the herniations....the workers comp doc said PT would work.... she went to PT for 4 days... the therapist said there was nothing they could do... her herniations were to severe..... The workers comp doc says he doesnt agree with the therapist, so back to PT she goes.... after 2 weeks they tell her again... There is nothing they can do.... So now the Workers comp doc says.... He wants her to go for Epidural Steroid Injections... so now she is awaiting authorization from workers comp to see a Pain Management doc....So she is basically living on Vicodin.... anyway.... I can totally understand and relate to the whole.... Doctors dragging their feet. and waiting for authorization for anything you have done with workers comp... it truly stinks.....Bernie.. I hope things work out for you and you feel better really soon..... Take Care........ :angel: