I'm not sure where to post this, I hope someone here can help me out.
I suffered a back injury a few months ago and found out through an MRI that I have a L4-L5 herniation. I'm seeing a surgeon and a pain management doctor to treat the pain that I am in. I saw my surgeon 6 weeks ago, he had me on very strict restrictions; I just went to see him again and he himself said that I had no change whatsoever, declared me at MMI and took all the restrictions away.
I'm still in a lot of pain, I can't sit or stand for too long. Can't lift heavy things or walk for a long period of time. He told me a couple of times that I had no change at all and then he said he "couldn't" give me permanent restrictions, I kept mentioning that I was still unable to function normally. His reply was "okay, I'll give you a 50 lbs carrying restriction."
Can a doctor do this to a patient? I seriously believe that he was convinced by my employer's insurance company to do this. Is there anything I can do? Can I threaten to file a complaint with the medical board?
I plan on making an appointment with him again, taking all of the documents I have from him and my other doctor and making him explain how just 6 weeks ago I was on strict restrictions and now he took them away. But I wanted to come on here and ask you all for opinions/help.