My lawyer filed a motion to the NCIC for me to get a Pain Management Doctor. The NCIC, refused stating that I was having surgery and that my surgeon needs to assign one to me if he deems necessary. I have been injured for 14 months now and have been trying to get a pain management doctor the entire time. I am currently going to a Pain Management Clinic that W/C won't pay for the appointments, but have been paying for my pain medication? My lawyer is now filing an appeal to the NCIC. What a travesty this system sometimes is. I am having cervical fusion surgery but also have a lumbar hernia and carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of my injuries. When I asked my surgeons assistant about a pain management doctor at my last visit
she stated that hopefully after my surgery, I won't need one. Well gee, I certainly hope that's the case also but it is frustrating that in all this time the IC has failed to provide me a pain management doctor and the North Carolina Industrial Commission obviously feels that this is all fine. Just to let some of you know what you are dealing with out there.