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Pain-depression
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It is life changing when you deal with pain day in and day out. Lack of proper medical care while on WC is a joke. Doctors think you are in it to either get out of work, or for the money. We are certainly treated different from other patience too is my experience. They do not want to be bothered with all the BS paper work,case managers, attorneys and less pay.
Anxiety and depression has become overwhelming, along with the continuous pain I am in ! I know others have it worse, and I feel for them.
My point I am trying to make is being injured, and dealing with WC is the last thing a person should have to fight for while sick. It only makes you sicker!
 
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#2
I totally agree with you Tina....  As of right now, I requested all my stuff from my surgeon so I can get a second opinion on my lower back.
I remember the first time seeing him...  Said I needed surgery on the disc because they were pinching too many nerves.  But then he found the major problem with my neck.. Says he'll do the neck first then the back...  That was 2 years ago and now I'm getting there is nothing wrong with me.. go to pain management and get a shot..
My lower back is Workers Comp... My neck was my husband's private insurance at his previous job.  Whenever I saw him or his PA for my neck, they were all over me to try stuff...  Whenever I saw them for my lower back, I was out of that office within minutes.
Besides the depression, pain and no sleep... this is messing with my diabetes..  so I'm up a creek without a paddle..
Only reason why I was able to get on SSDI so fast is that my lower back is 75% disabled, neck for some reason is still at 100%...
 
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#3
You are so right. Shoulder Dr. says light duty, no overhead lifting, no more than five pounds... Really... I told him I am in chronic pain with my neck , yet nothing much has been done about that, and having to fight to get to see a pain management specialist too now. My attorney says I am not eligible for SSDI even though I have been on TTD thru comp for 16 months now... I have to try and get a job that is easier on me... Unbelievable. They are deaf when it comes to comp cases. Totally ignoring the chronic pain I am in day in and day out. I feel for you too. What a mess .
 
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#4
Unfortunately there are no reliable objective measurements for pain levels. THe employers/carriers will not make disability payments on the employees word alone. As always, when there are $$$ involved there is little trust.
You can request counseling for depression. Talk to your treating doctor for a referral.
https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/d...nic-pain#1
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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(01-14-2019, 02:11 PM)1171 Wrote: Unfortunately there are no reliable objective measurements for pain levels. THe employers/carriers will not make disability payments on the employees word alone. As always, when there are $$$ involved there is little trust.
You can request counseling for depression. Talk to your treating doctor for a referral.
https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/d...nic-pain#1
I am currently seeing a doctor for anxiety, and being treated with Zanex for it. I had another Doctor suggest the next time I go to my Psychologist suggest maybe getting an anti-depressant that is like a sedative that also would help with the anxiety, and pain for a longer duration. She said zanex is addicting and does not work 24hrs. So when I go in Feb I will ask what possibly will keep me on an even keel. Thank you for that link too, I will look it over.
 
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