03-26-2012, 04:37 PM
Hello! I have L5 herniated disc which has gotten worse I've time and flares up after hectic travel schedule. Am seeking several opinions as my doctor has recommended microdiscectomy and I'm quite overwhelmed. Visited another doctor last week and on paperwork it asked is this a work related injury -- I wrote possibly and doctor refused to see me. My regular doctor has me out of work for a week (I can't sit, stand or be in any position very long). I've alerted my boss but not sure my HR department knows. Suggestions on next steps? I am not rushing into surgery and not sure what steps to take to save my job. Thanks for any help!