My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Tennessee
I have a protruding C6-C7 disc and suffer with continuous pain. My neuro doctor has determined that it's not surgical but referred me to pain management in OCT. Workers comp has denied pain management but the neuro surgeon was under the impression that it was going to be provided and discharged me from his care(I,also, believe he got tired of being bossed around by WC ). Now, I have been hung out to dry. No doctor, no tx, and needing more pain management than my pcp can provide.
I have been told by WC to return to work the first week of January. I have had to obtain pain medicine from my PCP and was told by WC to see my PCP for pain and the neuro surgeon was told by CM to not prescribe me pain medication because my PCP was handling that. but they refused to take responsibility for the visit or pay for the medication.
Any ideas on what I need to do? I am expected to follow the MD orders. Why aren't they?