Who the heck declares me at MMI and sets my permanent restrictions? My GP, who does my pain med management, my spine surgeon who referred me to an anesthesia guy for my SCS, or the anesthesia guy who put in the SCS since he's the last to see me????? The SCS guy has only addressed my leg pain, said no SCS will help my back pain and does NOT prescribe meds, only does interventions. My spine surgeon has been in my back and has seen the damage and has also said archnoiditis and has done multiple surgeries on me, but has not seen me since he referred me to the SCS guy. My GP is willing to prescribe meds for me forever, I have a pain contract with him, but he relies on me to tell him what the spine center folks say, so don't know if he feels comfortable enough with my complicated spine issues to set the restrictions. He has filled out my LTD papers and handicapped parking tag papers, tho(he doesn't charge for this while the spine center does.)
My long term follow up will be with my GP as he is close unless surgery is indicated, then it will be back to the spine center that is 2 1/2 hours away.
What has been your experience???