Hurt at work,bed for 3weeks,severe leg pain and buttocks,Ive been to doc 2x,just got mri with and without contrast, shows large herniation and very little scar tisue from microdiscectomy from 4yrs ago. I go back this week to review mri with their ortho doc. Im going to ask/demand (nicely) to see my neuro doc to let him decide what I should do. Isnt that fair? Ive already signed a med release form for my case manager to get all records relating to care and treatment. Have been paid so far for two weeks out of four. The "adjuster" said they were paying me "without prejudice" ? and I needed to sign another form release to release personal info,financial info,med info,etc.etc. I have nothing to hide but is this normal? safe? standard? reasonable? any reason to worry? should I just sign it? They have made me wait 4wks to get a doc appt and seem to be prolonging me getting better! Ive had 3 surgeries in 4yrs(none workers comp,knee,neck,and 4yr ago lumbar) and Im getting sub-standard care and being treated like Im on trial. I was told by the 1st er doc that I needed follow up with my docs. Instead 4wks later! they sent me to a ortho doc of their choice. I want to see my neuro surgeon and let him review the mris and see if he can help me get back to work quickly. Why is this such a battle? I wish I could just handle this myself with my insurance. Im not getting help and cant see my doctors and now this medical release form. Help please!
concerned and want to get back to work!