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DDD the wrong diagnosis

ChetCChet Posts: 21
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:31 AM in Degenerative Disc Disease
If all medical professional refuse to agree on how DDD happens maybe they should separate symptoms into different category's and here's my reasoning.
When an individual is hurt on the job or many years after injurying themself it is always easier for a examiner for the insurance company to state that person has DDD. If DDD is a natural aging process then let the medical profession call it DDD however, if a person is in the 20's, 30's 40's and usually good health who suddenly has an injury it related back to DDD and insurance companies refuse to pay because its a natural process.

It's easy for Workman's Compensation to find a doctor who will diagnose medical injury's to DDD leaving the employee out of a job and no insurance to cover thier medical cost.

Just because the sun comes up everyday doesn't mean its going to be Warm.


  • I have been seen by an orthopedic doctor since my injury (bent over, no major trauma) on 4/22/09. I found him through my insurance because at the time I wasn't thinking this could be workers comp. So, after being put on medical leave for 2 weeks I call HR who tell me it needs to be put through workers comp. The WC rep tells me that I have to see THEIR doctor, eventhough my current doctors' WC rep says they are contracted to work with Liberty Mutual. Soooo.. now after 3 weeks of treatment, xray, MRI, and PT, I have to go see THEIR doctor who im sure is going to say that it's not work related however I never had ANY back problems until I started working in an uncomfortable position with my computer 6 inches away from me and a horrible chair for the last 15 months!

    I know, good luck trying to plead that case, at least i'll possibly get a new chair out of it, whoopie!
  • Make sure you take all records with you when you visit your WC doctor. If he request the same MRI and others test it will just delay your diagnosis which could be a pain.

    If the WC doctor spends 15 minutes with you he's working for WC and your employer, make sure if your in pain stick to your guns and persist this is work related and you want treated accordingly.
  • I totally agree, nice info, keep posting
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