What happens after the WC doctor releases you to go back to work with restrictions, but your job will not let you come back with those restrictions. I am still receiving monthly WC payments. I go see the Neurologist doc I have been seeing for my T12 fracture this next Wednesday. I am still having allot of pain when I try to walk. I went to see another Neurosurgeon on my own (I've known him foe quite awhile). he looked at the MRI from Feb. and said my vertebra was still collapsed 50 to 60%. The WC doc had already done a procedure where they fill the vertebra with cement, and the X Ray's he took look alright to him. (He's only looking at the XRay not the MRI). At the same time I'm also having allot of pain in the lower back and now that needs a fusion because there's a protrusion of a disk into the spine. I work in the government in Oklahoma. Any ideas as to what the next step might be by WC? I'm also using my private insurance through my company for the lower back fusion because I've had problems in the past with it, but nothing compared to what I'm going through now in just lifting a glass of water. Thanks for any suggestions. By the way I'm a female age 58 and also have Osteoporosis.