Hello all, this is my first post. I am currently under the mercy of a workers comp claim, that has been beyond horrible. I have been injured for 3 months now and after being sent to a spine specialist I was diagnosed with a spinal cord injury. I have been working light duty at the Hospital I work at (housekeeper) which has been really hard. I can move all digits which is good, and I thankfully have an MRI today!
The problem I'm having is that the pain I've been experiencing is the WORST pain I've had in my life. Those helped somewhat, but for the last month I haven't been prescribed any pain medication and I had to stop the Motrin due to stomach problems. When I saw the specialist the beginning of this month he didn't prescribe ANY pain medication because he said "It's good you're not strung out on narcotics because that is the worst way to approach this type of injury."
This whole thing makes no sense to me. I don't know how I can deal with this without taking anything to help manage the pain, nor to I understand why he "legally" (according to him) had to send me back to work with restrictions.
Does anybody have ANY advice? I am losing my mind, and feel so hopeless.
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