My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Virginia.
My cervical herniated disc occurred in June '08 while moving a patient. I am scheduled to have a ACDF of C6-C7 in one month. Have tried more conservative measures such as PT and 2 epidural injections with minimal results. The right arm pain isn't an issue any longer, but I'm still having weakness in that arm because of nerve impengement that affects the tricep muscle. I also occasionally still have numbness/tingling sensations in fingers. Sometimes, i get such severe migraines that last for days and result in a visit to the ER for pain relief. I am still having to take oxycodone and a muscle relaxer almost daily for relief and use a heated neck pillow. Also, having side effects from medication. But, without them I hurt. My life has been completely turned upside down by this injury. Now, I'm getting anxious about the surgery and was wondering if anyone has had a similiar experience or can offer some good advice.