Back in Feb I was at work standing and talking to my supervisor (whose desk was next to mine)and as I sat down my chair rolled backwards sending me falling. I landed on my back and hit my head pretty hard on my desk leg and wound up with a mild concussion. I suffered from mild to moderate headaches for several months (which my PC doc said was going to happen)but nothing debilitating until one day in July when I woke up and could barely move my neck. After an MRI, it was determined that I have a bulging disc at C6-C7 and according to my NS it has the nerve squished completely flat supplying my left arm and shoulder. I suffer from neck, shoulder, upper left chest, arm and hand pain. Also numbness, tingling and headaches.... I wasnt sure if the fall was related but the docs seem to think so.
I finally got into the NS on Nov. 18th and he said the pain doesnt worry him as much as the marked weakness in the triceps of my left arm. I can barely lift or carry anything without my arm feeling completely worn out.
I have to deal with workers comp which started off not so good but I now have a Nurse case worker who seems to be really caring and helpful. I have to call her after every appointment and let her know whats going on. So far I have only missed a couple of days of work.
I am supposed to have an Epidural sometime soon or at least as soon as workers comp will approve it. He said that I could have two or three if I wanted too but not matter what the only fix is going to be surgery.
I am hoping to have the Epidural before Christmas and may go ahead with surgery the first of the year or whenever Workers comp approves it.....Hopefully they will approve it.
Anyone have any tips on dealing with workers comp or suggestions?