I had an IME on the 18th of August and just got the results back today on the 28th of September. I am confused and upset and in almost disbelief on this outcome. I was injured in a work accident on June 5th,2008. I have not worked since and haven't had much help. I had two fractured vertabrae along w/ a couple herniated discs and DDD on top of all of that which doesn't pertain to the accident, but diagnosed w/ peripheral neuropathy along with the others because of the accident. Surgery I am not a candidate for and have been in extreme pain in my right leg and lower back ever since the accident. Now i was told that I was not able to continue my treatments at the pain clinic the minute i have my IME until the report comes back. That took about 6 weeks and I feel like any progress made (which wasn't much)there was lost,due to the fact that six weeks went by with no help. I was only allowed to pick up my meds from them. Well now I got my IME back and the DR stated that I have sustained some nerve damage and I have a permanent 24lb. weight limit, and am not a candidate for surgery so I should be weened off my pain meds and put back in an office job that I am allowed to sit for 6hrs and get up and walk around as needed. Now the problem with all of this is that I am in as much pain if not more than when my accident happened and nothing has been done with a positive feedback on my recovery. I have done concrete work my whole life and am expected to find an office job that pays as much. I can't even walk a block yet or do much of anything. I guess I'm writing this because I do not understand how someone can write that I be taken back from my pain meds and thrown into job search asap when nothing has been done. How can he write that he thinks I should get back to work when I can barely get out of bed says i have nerve damage and cant lift over 24lbs but can get off my meds and get back to work. sorry i basically repeated myself but I feel like they are trying to throw in the towel. And what gets me more upset is that my case worker wrote on the report to my pain clinic DR." His last appt at the pain clinic was on Aug. 6th. Has he been discharged from therapy, if so please provide a date. It appears his only treatment consists of taking oxycontin daily" Are you kidding me!!!!! She said I ws not allowed to go there once I had my IME which was on the 18th and the week before my DR was out of town. She is trying to make it look like I was the one who asked for any of this. I did not ask to be injured and I did not ask to be put on these meds and I did not just stop going she told me too until the report comes back. She is making me look like a prescription abuser and that, that is all I show up for. I can not believe this lady or State Farm for that fact, I have not missed one appt. the year and a half I've been out of work and have gone above and beyond doing everything possible to get me back to everyday life for me and my wife and two girls who I need to be there for. I want nothing more than to get back to a job so i can get back to supporting my family and actually have a life and see some of my friends again. I have no social life and the financial part of my wife haveing to carry the load is so depressing for me as a husband and a father not to be able to do. i have never been so depressed in my life. I just want to be able to play at the park with my kids and enjoy everything we used to do. Sorry this is extremely long and i don't know if I've gotten the message out of how cruel and rude work comp can be after things go on longer than they anticipate. It makes it harder that my company closed its doors three months after i was injured so "I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE, I FEEL LOST AND HOPELESS"I need help. Thanks for anyone listening to this. I Love Everyone!