I had a one level ACDF in Nov., and have had some complications healing. I recently had an EMG, and the nerves in my left side are aggravated/abnormal. I am currently in PT and being treated for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. I also have some lumbar problems.
I cannot return to work until I am 100%, per Human Resources, since this is not a work related injury. I have used up all of my short term disability, so my job is going to post my position but give me some sort of other work when I return. I am eligible for long term disability through work. The form I got in the mail is ridiculously long & is asking some pretty nit picky questions. They are getting all of the different drs. involved with office notes requested, etc...
My question is how specific do I have to answer all of these questions, & how will it determine my benefits? I feel that the drs notes/test results should give specific detail about my case. I don't want to put my benefits or job in jeopardy...but some questions are stupid!! I feel like they are trying to deny what is rightfully MY BENEFIT.
Anyone ever experienced this? Could you give me some advice?