09-04-2007, 07:10 PM
Hello everyone. My name is Mary and I am 45 yrs old. I have had 3 laminectomies and 1 dicectomy on my lower back. I am in constant lower back and left leg pain. Now I've noticed the pain in the right leg, but not as bad as left leg. After 2 years W/C finally picked up my claim. My question is does anyone know anything about this functional capacity evaluation? What it is? What you are required to do and how does this affect your W/C. I know my letter stated I would be required to bend, lift, stand and those are things that I never do, especially the bending and lifting. Is this a way of W/C getting out the claim? Should I do everything they say to do even if it hurts or what should I do? I don't understand how W/C works, so any information that you guys(girls) can offer me would be greatly appreciated.