Re: Workmans Comp Denying Scs
Not sure who 'Boston ' is but they seem to be misinformed about CRPS spread ("Boston has told me I do not have that long cause they fear it will spread to my one good arm."). The SCS implant will probably not prevent spread. I had an SCS implant for CRPS of my left lower extremity done a year ago and I have since had spread to my right lower extremity.
Due to the high cost involved with treating CRPS you should not be surprised if the WC IME opines that you either do not have CRPS or that (as in my case) there is no such thing as CRPS.
I am truly sorry about your diagnosis and truly hope that they eventually approve you for the SCS trial but please keep in mind that the SCS may or may not work and even if it should, do not expect 100% pain relief. During my trial I had nearly 100% relief and went ahead with the permanent implant which is a godsend but only provides about 60 to 70% reduction in daily pain levels and I still have frequent breakthrough pain. I also continue on a regimen of daily pain meds to keep me 'managed'.
You will probably just have to wait for this to play out. In my case it took approx. 8 months form the time the SCS trial was requested till the surgery. Best of luck, I know what you are going through and "it ain't easy". BTW, my DOI was 3 1/2 yrs ago.
"Broke down, busted up and outta gas"