Hello All -
Great info in this forum. I have a repetitive strain case, in which I had 12 PT sessions and then was released with no PD and no future medical needed. I asked to see a QME to be on the safe side, and in his report he stated numerous diagnoses of neuralgia, joint pain, wrist bursitis, shoulder tendonitis and chronic pain. He also noted several positive tests for tennis elbow, 'trigger finger', loss of stability in biceps tendon and more. He included the work restrictions of frequent breaks, maximum 8-hour days, stretching and so on. But his impairment rating section of the report only shows 3% WPI for cervical range of motion. When the report is reviewed by the DEU, are they calculating the PD based solely on his WPI rating, or are they taking the other diagnoses and restrictions into account?
Also, for future treatment he recommends home exercises, physiotherapy, electrical muscle stim, massage therapy, spinal manipulation, trigger point therapy, and other exercises. What he doesn't mention are doctor's visits, scans, anti-inflammatories and such. Is that normal?
Thank you all in advance for your help. I may talk to an atty about this as well, but I just wanted to get a little insight.