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can they do this,????

hmill63hhmill63 Posts: 10
edited 10/27/2014 - 10:19 AM in Lower Back Pain
Hello all.....so the ortho I saw said I need facet joint injection. I have been off work 5 weeks now with incredible pain and a num leg to my toes. The ortho spent ten minutes with me and prescribed two medications I cant take which shows he didnt read my history. I got a call from BWC today saying he has released me to full duty next week.
. Keep in mind I sew and pull 200 pound plus tents around 60 hours a week. So now im still in pain and completely numb with no treatment even scheduled yet!!!! Does this sound right??? Nothing has been treated or changed or corrected!!! And im supposed to return to full duty with no treatment????? Help!


  • They can.... a facet joint injection is a short procedure, taking a few minutes to do......if all the doctor found is that the facet joint is in need of treatment, they will schedule it as soon as they are able to do . Clearing you to return to work isn't going to change getting the injection done, and if you sew / sit, there isn't any reason that I can see that you wouldn't be able to do your job in the meantime.
  • I understand Sandy....however my job is an industrial sewer....that involves sitting standing walking pushing and pulling as well as twisting 200 to 300 pound tents 10 hours a day everyday. These are huge commercial tents...not pop up canopies. I am aware that facet joint injections are short procedures. However after being returned to full duty and unable to feel my right leg at all (which is the leg u must use at the industrial sewing machines at sll times machine is in motion) I am not able to feel the pressure I am pushing at. That is a danger in my profession.
  • your doctor and let him know exactly what is involved in your position and that you can't feel your leg /foot.......that's all we can suggest.
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