I had my consult with nuero after 8 months of waiting and popping pills and here's what he said on the consult report regarding my physical examination by the nuero..
he also requested another MRI, which i had today and it's worse than it was on the injury onset 9 months ago.Nuerological examination: Mental status and limited cranial nerve evaluation revealed normal findings. Motor testing revealed impairment of toe standing and ankle dorsiflexion on the right, both or which were thought to be 4/5. There was more severe 3/5 weakness of dorsiflexion of the great toe on the right. Motor function was normal in the distal left lower extremity. Touch and pain were diminished in the dorsum of the right foot as was temperature. On the sole of the right foot there was also significant impairment of pain perception. The toes were downgoing to plantar stimulation, although the response was minimal on the right. The patella and Achilles tendon reflexes were 2+ bilaterally.
Treatment recommendations: I have informed Mr. Doe that the severity of his persistent pain, weakness, and numbness is such that it would be in his best interests to proceed with surgery, laminectomy and inververtebral discectomy in the near future.
MY QUESTION: can someone lay this out to me in regular terms.. as far as how bad i'm hurt?
i don't want surgery and they are almost forcing it on me.. will my claim settlement amount be affected if I deny surgery? the surgery/s have already been aproved by WC for $117,000+ $25,000 a day in the hospital at 3 days.. I really don't want the surgery..
and honestly I want the C and R as big as possible..