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in pain & confuses

Hello Everyone, I'm new to having chronic pain. I was injured last December & have been in pain every since . The doctors I've been seeing are workmen comp.docs & do not believe I'm in pain. However, they have me on light duty restrictions- no bending, twisting or lovelbs. n my cervical spine, I have a central annular tear @ C4-5 & abulging disc that contacts the.cord with edema @ C5-6 & in lumbar area, L4-5 bulging disc & L5-S1 that displaces S1 nerve. I also have osteophytes present in both areas. I.have numbess, tingling & seems like electrical.shocks in both arms, legs & groin area. I'm slowly losing strength in my arms & legs yet none of.this concerns them. The doc even stopped prescribing tramadol cause they dont feel its nerve pain. No other doctor will do.anything because its a.workmen comp.case so I have been reduced.to. suffering with only OTC meds which does not nothing to help. Is this normal to dismiss the patient's symptoms? My family has gotten together to get into see a internal med Dr to see if he can do anything to increase my quality of life. I don't want to be burden financial or physically to my family. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated?


  • Were you hurt at work? If so, it might be time to get a lawyer... I don't like to always "jump" to lawyers... but sometimes... that is what it takes, they do have contacts of physicians that will take you seriously. If you weren't hurt at work, or there was no "injury" filed, then I think you are doing the right thing by trying to find another PCP that can help you. Don't stop seeking treatment... I think some people get frustrated, depressed, and "settle' in that form of life... keep hope, there ARE medical staff out there that WANT to help improve your quality of life... you just have to search them down sometimes. Best of luck to you! Keep searching!
    33yo mom of two. My surgical history...preadolescence scoliosis, kyphosis, and a hot mess.... 5 spine surgeries and lots of items added I wasn't born with (titanium, peek, surgical steel). Guess cremation is out. TSA loves me.
  • Yes, I have contacted a lawyer, but it has done any good. Lawyer isn't a doctor & doctors I'm using are not putting every thing bout my injuries in my report.
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