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Herniated Discs
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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
 
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#2
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
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(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.
 
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#4
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.
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(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.
I am not an attorney.Anything I write should not be considered legal advice.I am writing from my own personal experiences,which is not from any sort of legal background. You should consult with an attorney over legal issues. In California, if you cannot get an attorney you can consult with an I&A officer.
 
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