Okay so I went out on leave on 6/9/08. I was approved for STD. My STD was suspended on 7/1/08. My ortho thinks I only needed 2 weeks out. My primary thinks I need alot longer. I was referred to a chiropractor by both. No one is listening. I am going back to the ortho tomorrow who will probably be mad that I took more time off then they recommended and did not follow up with the chiropractor since after I left the evaulation my pain level was at an 8. Now since then my symptoms have increased. I am going to see the PA at the Orthos office tomorrow. I did get the xrays back from the hospital that the Chiro had requested. I found out that I have mild thoracic scoliosis( adult on-set) and DDD. I am getting worse everyday. I am frustrated. What is the best way to approach the PA so I can get documentation so that I can get paid by the benefit I should be entitled to. Also, I recieved a letter from work that my FMLA had been approved yet I never requested it because I figured the STD would be enough to get me fixed and back at work. My work can not accomodate my limitations because my job is 80% bending. I am just trying to get better. Should I be contacting an Attorney?
Tue, 07/08/2008 - 2:15pm#1
Short term didsability