I need some advice. I fell at work on 2/11/11. I went to the clinic for an evaluation. They did X-rays which turned out normal and gave me pain meds and anti inflammatory meds. They took me off work for a week at that time. I continue having severe spasms in my upper back that I did not have before my fall. I have had back problems for years due to a car accident in 2001. However, the pain I have always experienced with that was lower back pain. The clinic I went to has referred me to a specialist to take over my treatment being that they are not qualified in that area. It has been 2 weeks since my fall and Workers comp has still not authorized me to see a specialist. I see the clinic physician every Monday for follow up visits. Last Monday the doctor was a bit reluctant to continue keeping me off work. She said I would heal faster if I went back to work because my mind would be focusing on work and not the pain. Hmmm. I told her I am having a very difficult time getting around at home let alone at work. Pretty much any kind of movement triggers spasms (walking, moving arms above my chest). They went ahead and took me off work for another week at that time. I don't believe that will be the case this Monday. I am still waiting on an appointment with a specialist. I call them daily and they tell me the same thing over and over again, no authorization. I just want something done about it. If I go back to work and I finally get an appointment with a specialist and end up having to take more time off, will I have to go through the 7 days no pay all over again? I am scared of losing any more income over this. My family is already suffering because of this. What should I do? Help!!