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permanent restrictions - bronco54501 - 04-14-2011

With the long discusion with the surgeon we are putting off the surgery until fall.. Unless it becomes to unbarable he will do it when I request it.. He wants to get my abdominal issues behind us before he will procede.. Would like me to loose at least 20 lbs which will help in the healing process.

Seen abdominal specialist... ct scan ordered for next week and triger point injection to follow on same day.. depending on ct scans maybe scope and exploritory surgery to release scar tissue.

Appointment today with my primary injury dr....

He has collected surgeons notes and abdomin specialist.. knowing all the mix of drs he has decided not to change any restrictions at this time... I asked for permanent restrictions for my back without having the surgery.. He stated there wont be much work I can perform at my level of restrictions, but stated maybe some kind of part time office work if some one was to accept me under the restrictions.. So he says in order to write perm restrictions he wants an fce done and has ordered 1.. I asked for a computerized test and he said no, its not needed.. I asked also to be rated for my back and he said 3% without surgery..

Now I dont know if the fce is a good thing or not. I have had plenty before but was for treatment plan and to see if I could return to my previous employer... The 3% seems quite low considering the restrictions he has me on already, and knowing how the pain keeps me from doing many activities.


RE: permanent restrictions - 1171 - 04-14-2011

more information on Wisconsin ppd ratings
http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/publications/wc/WKC-7761-P.htm

the total rating for spinal injuries is 5% for each surgical procedure and/or level; it's not based on work restrictions.




RE: permanent restrictions - freebird - 04-15-2011

(04-14-2011, 04:15 PM)bronco54501 Wrote: With the long discusion with the surgeon we are putting off the surgery until fall.. Unless it becomes to unbarable he will do it when I request it.. He wants to get my abdominal issues behind us before he will procede.. Would like me to loose at least 20 lbs which will help in the healing process.

Seen abdominal specialist... ct scan ordered for next week and triger point injection to follow on same day.. depending on ct scans maybe scope and exploritory surgery to release scar tissue.

Appointment today with my primary injury dr....

He has collected surgeons notes and abdomin specialist.. knowing all the mix of drs he has decided not to change any restrictions at this time... I asked for permanent restrictions for my back without having the surgery.. He stated there wont be much work I can perform at my level of restrictions, but stated maybe some kind of part time office work if some one was to accept me under the restrictions.. So he says in order to write perm restrictions he wants an fce done and has ordered 1.. I asked for a computerized test and he said no, its not needed.. I asked also to be rated for my back and he said 3% without surgery..

Now I dont know if the fce is a good thing or not. I have had plenty before but was for treatment plan and to see if I could return to my previous employer... The 3% seems quite low considering the restrictions he has me on already, and knowing how the pain keeps me from doing many activities.

I personally believe A FCE will NEVER produce a permanent restriction unless you are above 65 and a paraplegic.

Also the Therapist performing the FCE will be looking very hard to see if he thinks you are faking. Watch out for this. I know you have had FCE's before but this is to rate your Restriction level. Many say this holds little weight in court; Personally, I do not know but they spend a lot of money for it. My FCE lasted 2 freaking days. It was a 220 mile round trip every day. My wife drove me.

I was found sedentary/light work with many restrictions such as 10 lbs lifting occasionally, no standing, no squating, no lifting above my head and many more.

After my FCE, I was sent for a IME. The WC Hoe Doctor found me PTD. I was shocked because this same Doctor had given me Hell the last 3x we met.

Rumor had it that he received Jesus and turned his life around. I am dead serious. Something changed him.

Be yourself and you will be okay.




RE: permanent restrictions - bronco54501 - 04-15-2011

I didnt expect him to send me to another fce, knowing wc didnt order it nor do they know. Wc has denied all medical as of feb and have been using my own ins for my needs.. I can for see a problem with this fce, the person that has done these before has moved south.. I now have to go to the local ymca, in which my dr pulled me from there in 2008 for pushing me to hard and causing damage. I feel this lady in the ot will hold a grudge because I filled a complaint in which she was written up.. My dr urges me to ask for the supervisor be present at all times... But like thats going to happen......


RE: permanent restrictions - freebird - 04-16-2011

(04-15-2011, 11:40 PM)bronco54501 Wrote: I didnt expect him to send me to another fce, knowing wc didnt order it nor do they know. Wc has denied all medical as of feb and have been using my own ins for my needs.. I can for see a problem with this fce, the person that has done these before has moved south.. I now have to go to the local ymca, in which my dr pulled me from there in 2008 for pushing me to hard and causing damage. I feel this lady in the ot will hold a grudge because I filled a complaint in which she was written up.. My dr urges me to ask for the supervisor be present at all times... But like thats going to happen......

Denied ALL Medical? How can this be? Are you released to work?
Sorry, I do not read posting's everyday.
I have NEVER lost my medical nor my pay from WC. I have never been threatened with losing my benefits and 8 years is coming up soon.




RE: permanent restrictions - jayne - 04-16-2011

in most states Freebird once you reach MMI everything stops.....period.....until court restarts them or you settle


RE: permanent restrictions - Cervical_Fusion - 04-16-2011

Good answer Jayne