Hello all, I went back 6 yrs on this forum...not much on restrictions. Sooo, mri showed the injury to be 2 bulging disks. Off work for into May but had trouble still with pain. Doc ordered 2 injectons with a 3rd if needed. After the 2nd injecton went on light duty and end of June I was back full strength. Here's where it goes south. Back started to act up last week in July, on the 31st in a.m. I called my CM (voice mail) asking how I go about getting the 3rd shot...no call back that day. Next day (wed.) I leave note at lunchtime for employer to ask same thing. Worked thursday getting worse...wake up friday a.m. can't put on a pair of socks cause of the pain. Called in and explained recent events. Monday the agent calls wanting to know what happened, she asks am I off on my own time and I said yes not realizing till later she wasnt going to restart TTD. 2 1/2 weeks later being off and unpaid I finally get appt with doc that gave me MMI in June. He says if he takes me off work he will have to give me perm restrictions which he says I will likely get let go or go to work with restrictions. Mind you I can't even bend over, so I get no bending or twisting and 15 lbs lifting. Employer has one job that I did and can still do according to restrictions...drive the municiple garbage truck. So friday I try it and have to stop 1 1/2 hrs in cause of pain. Try again monday same result. Supervisor tells me to stay home. Agent says I have to work within those restrictions or stay home on my own time. So I call the doc to tell him the problem, he alters restriction to include no sitting for more than hr w/o 15 min break. This will be hassle for employer so I dont think they'll want me there but at same time WC agent is not giving up the weekly benefits w/o a fight it seems. The last doctor visit he actually asked if I had a lawyer!! I dont see where a lawyer will make any money, but I was never offered an PPI so maybe there? Do I need a lawyer??? To me its crazy that I have to work while in pain and cant take pain relievers under CDL. Sorry so long, just trying to be accurate.