I have been off work since January 09 due to a back injury at work. I had a disctomey in February 09. Went to see surgeon because I still have horrible pain in back, butt, down right leg and leg and foot are still numb. The surgeon has scheduled me for 3 epidural injections, he also mentioned fusion surgery. After I called Workers comp to get approval for injections I got a letter in the mail from Workers comp that they want me to see a doctor they picked. I have never been through this process with Workers comp and am wondering if this is normal. Can anyone give me any advice on this because I am nervous about this WC doctor visit? Any info would be appreciated.
L4L5 discometry 7/05 left side, complete success
L5/S1 discometry 2/09 right side, no pain relief at all