Ok, I was scheduled for an AME who says no surgery in recommended for the injury I have, however; I cannot return to my pre-injury job. I have a herniated disc at the L4, degenerative disc at the L5 and chronic pinch nerve at the L5-S1. I aslo have a cervical injury with ridicular pain.
I have had three courses of pt, esi's to the neck and back, however; I am still in constant pain.
Now my doctor has put me at MMI after treating for approximately 15 months. He is also saying that I am left with permanent chronic pain.
My question is, will my ttd payments stop, although I cannot return to my previous poisition?
Because I am left with permanent chronic pain, does this mean my status will change from ttd, to ppd or ptd?
Will I be offered any vocational rehibilitation?
I am so scared that I may be terminated because I am now unable to perform my prior duties and responsibilities, can somebody help me with some answers...