going for 2nd Opinion any one have advise?

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 5/2/2008 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Nerve Block
I had one done in SI joint about  2 weeks ago,  I had a few day releif, but   overall dont think it turly helped, other than I ahve had less  SI "down the leg" pain...
I do have a question...
as I know many people  battle with & struggle, & fight with Workamns Compensation, or with disability claims...
I am witness to  WCB workers, and doctor (theirs), Physio (theirs),
actually lying in a meeting,....
Dr says one thing to me  in person & on the phone & another  in a lterr or email or statement to WCB.
i mean 100% different
I dont know what to do
other than
my WCB  worker states    I will be back to work full time by end of May no matter what
Im struggling now at   giving 6 hours a day
mostly  pushing myself..  into  pain... and  beyond...
they also  are trying to tie in  another  condition I ahve in my  abck... with the   joint/ pain I am expereinceing  due to waht I eblive is a plled muslce. or torn ligament...
due to  that  LEG  being weak in its  sokcet?  if I am worign that right
I ahve no strength... I wobble on one leg  on right leg
and I dont beleive is  arthritis  for one minute..
it feels LOOSE.. rather than pain ful
also  to keep  pain in control,  I have to sue medications that are rather sedating.. whcih means I cant not drive...
or really focvus  on  a task mentally 
I am thinking of getting anotehr Doctors opinion, and phsyio (opaid for in cash by myself)....
and put their reports up agsint the WCB doctors reports..
any one ver chanllenged WCB  ??
or employer?
who I think is behind   the whole mess...
I am actually thinking of suing employer  in this matter also..
I dont know where to get  good honest,.. real rock solid advice that will
not get wishy washy
thanks for input...
They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their Strength, they shall mount up on wings as eagles, they shall run & not grow weary, they shall walk & not faint..."  Ish   40 v. 31 
Sjrogrens Syndrome, Asthema, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Pain, Head aches, Migraines, Gastro Intestinal ProblesmFibro Myalgia , Kidney Stones, Esophegial Spasms,(SI joint,   low mechanical back pain..L4 & L5 Vertebrae Misaligned,  Spinal Stenosis and Degenerative Disc Disease, Bulging Disc, anterolisthesis L4 L5L4 -- S1 pain  caused by osteoarthristis ,bone spurs, causing pinching or pressure on spinal chord 

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 5/2/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Shelter, First sorry for what you are having to go through. Second, yes definitely see as many different drs. as you can and can afford. Get them to write down what they think (which probably won't be easy) and submit them to WCB. And if all else fails sue your employer and WCB and the drs., etc for fraud, malpractice, etc... whatever you can sue them for. Make an example out of them and make a stand for everyone else who is going through the same thing as you. Don't let them get away with it.

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   Posted 5/2/2008 3:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Shelter - it's not all that easy. If you're in the U.S. you can't sue your employer. What you need more than another doctor is a lawyer who specializes in worker's compensation cases. This is very common for employers to do. There are regulations in each state, however, about worker's comp. For example, here in PA I could not see any other doctors for 90 days. Had to see my employer's designated doctors. They will do everything to deny the claim, get out of paying, et. and especially with back injuries and pre-existing conditions it all gets complicated. So you've got to read all the fine print on any forms you have from worker's comp - very important are deadlines for appealing, filing, grievances, etc. But you need a lawyer more than another doctor inn my opinion.

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