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neuropsychological testing

nancynnancy Posts: 38
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:40 AM in Chronic Pain
Hello everybody! I have been on this site several times. I have been on disability for almost two years due to many back problems. My insurance has actually been very good to me. I guess I should tell you I worked ten years in home care, a job I loved but was unable to comtinue. Due to chronic pain sufferers like yourself, I have a question. Did any of you have to go through neuropsychological testing? I wa asked to do this so of course I complied. I have not got the results back and get anxious about what they found. No one told me it was 8 hour testing. Well after a while I fell asleep at the desk doing the test. (quite amusing). I had to come back the next day to complete. If anyone has had this done, I am most grateful to know your experience and what they were able to tell you. Thank you for letting me share. Nancy


  • I don't have any answers really for you but I'm on LTD myself and they're calling me as they want to see if I can go back to my job before I lose my job. Someone gave me this link to Disability forum please try while awaiting others to answer here. Take care and hope you get the results you want from disability.
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • I had to do the Neuropsychological test before I joined my current pain clinic and that was a pain! I had to do the test that is over 300 questions! What a pain in the you know where that was! Specially when sitting down is absolutely hell for me. The test according to my PM Doc is done to see how the patient relates to the pain and the disabling condition, and is basically to see where you are at in your general psychological status. I would not worry about it too much if I was you....

    I hope that your back issues can be resolved soon. Take care,

  • I'm not sure I can give you the type of support you want, but if you have any questions about the results I might be able to help you out a little bit. I have given neuropsych tests, but not gotten them!

    Neuropsych testing isn't psychological testing of the sort people are thinking. It is to test your general cognitive function. I don't know why they are requiring it, but it's probably a good idea after a few years of chronic pain med use. I feel like I should have one sometimes!

    You'll have tests of your ability to figure out problems, your memory, the speed at which your brain is processing information, and anything else the neuropsych thinks is relevant.

    Psychological testing is a whole nother ballgame.
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