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Herniated Discs - DRT - 03-30-2016

I recently injured my back at work.  MRI's show herniated discs at multiple levels.  My employer is being cooperative to this point; however, I am concerned I will get screwed if this drags on.  I have numbness in my hands and feet, and am unable to lift. How screwed am I?

Thanks,

DRT


RE: Herniated Discs - 1171 - 03-30-2016

your doctor is in the best position to give a  prognosis.
numbness in the hands is not generally symptomatic of a back problem.
it's unethical for a doctor to screw their patients. Tongue


RE: Herniated Discs - DRT - 03-30-2016

(03-30-2016, 07:20 PM)1171 Wrote: your doctor is in the best position to give a  prognosis.
numbness in the hands is not generally symptomatic of a back problem.
it's unethical for a doctor to screw their patients. Tongue

Herniated cervical discs often present in the emergency room as a numbness/tingling the hands.


RE: Herniated Discs - 1171 - 03-30-2016

cervical is neck not back.
did you mean to post "spine" and not "back"?

if you only injured your "back" at work, the carrier will want an explanation of how the cervical also got injured. they are not the same.
an injury to one does cause an injury to the other.
doctors and insurance carriers are more precise then that; you'll have to be as well.


RE: Herniated Discs - California_Help - 04-01-2016

(03-30-2016, 06:38 PM)DRT Wrote: I recently injured my back at work.  MRI's show herniated discs at multiple levels.  My employer is being cooperative to this point; however, I am concerned I will get screwed if this drags on.  I have numbness in my hands and feet, and am unable to lift. How screwed am I?

Thanks,

DRT
A lot depends upon what state you are in.

Like 1171, I assume this is a neck injury? Numbness can resolve in time and many people recover from herniated discs. I suggest not jumping into an evasive surgery unless you have gotten a few opinions.