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[QUOTE=wife in despire]I need help my husband hurt his neck at work he turned his head very quick and now he is in such pain he rolls the floor and doesn't sleep at night any more. His doctor won't send him for an mri she just want him to go to physical therapy said comp won't pay for it. He has sever pain in the neck that radiates down his left arm to his elbow. His neck is swelled from the back all the way to the front. he says that pain is down deep We have tried muscle rubs no releif his doctor has him on anti inflamatory pills and muscle relaxers for the pain . No Help I think he has a herniated disc in his neck. There is a spot on his neck that if you touch it , it feels like water squishing . any suggestions out there , this is killing me seeing him in so much pain. He said it feels like something is pinched in there. HELP[/QUOTE]


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Someone is giving you the run around. My husband hurt his neck at work but didn't realize it until he woke up the next day. He didn't turn in a CA-2 form but went ahead and saw a doc on his own. I set up all of his appointments. After he finds out what they have to do he will turn it in. The paperwork and bills are on the counter.

I sounds to me like he has a nerve that is being pressed on. The last thing that you want is to massage it if that is what it is. Could be a herniated disk but you have to follow protocol. Examination, anti-inflamatories, muscle relaxers, PT, x-ray, CT, pain relievers, MRI, EMG, Neuologist, etc. They are all hoops and hurdles. Meantime he is in pain. If it is a nerve you want to quiet it down. The first few days they should have had him on ice. Keep it moving as you don't want problems develping from no moving. My hisband's turned out to be a bone spur inferring with the nerve. He also has two herniated disks. If your husband wants an MRI right away Workman's Comp automatically approves one. Go to the Workman's Comp site on a search engine. No way should he just let it go.

An ER might not order an MRI that day. An ER is the worst place to go if it is back or neck related. All that they can do is prescribe pain pills and then tell you to get a follow up unless it is life threatening. Back/neck pain is the number one reason for visits to the ER.

Not knowing what it is, you are kind of stuck. If it is a nerve problem then you want to take the anti]inflammatories to get the area stabilized. If it is a disk problem then you don't want to take them as they stop the healing process.

Workman's Comp only allows you two doctor and you have to ask to change. It is too bad that your first choice wasn't a great one. He needs to go to his supervisor tomorrow and tell them that he is still in pain and insist on getting an MRI or bypass them and call the Workman's Comp number himself.

If it is a pinched nerve it will show on the MRI. If it continues it could cause serious damage. My husband cannot move his arm above his head. He has an appointment with a Neurologist this month for an EMG. The MRI showed that it was a bone spur and nerve involved. He has the same pain that you are describing.

Take charge of your health :)
[QUOTE=injured betty]:bouncing:
Someone is giving you the run around. My husband hurt his neck at work but didn't realize it until he woke up the next day. He didn't turn in a CA-2 form but went ahead and saw a doc on his own. I set up all of his appointments. After he finds out what they have to do he will turn it in. The paperwork and bills are on the counter.

I sounds to me like he has a nerve that is being pressed on. The last thing that you want is to massage it if that is what it is. Could be a herniated disk but you have to follow protocol. Examination, anti-inflamatories, muscle relaxers, PT, x-ray, CT, pain relievers, MRI, EMG, Neuologist, etc. They are all hoops and hurdles. Meantime he is in pain. If it is a nerve you want to quiet it down. The first few days they should have had him on ice. Keep it moving as you don't want problems develping from no moving. My hisband's turned out to be a bone spur inferring with the nerve. He also has two herniated disks. If your husband wants an MRI right away Workman's Comp automatically approves one. Go to the Workman's Comp site on a search engine. No way should he just let it go.

An ER might not order an MRI that day. An ER is the worst place to go if it is back or neck related. All that they can do is prescribe pain pills and then tell you to get a follow up unless it is life threatening. Back/neck pain is the number one reason for visits to the ER.

Not knowing what it is, you are kind of stuck. If it is a nerve problem then you want to take the anti]inflammatories to get the area stabilized. If it is a disk problem then you don't want to take them as they stop the healing process.

Workman's Comp only allows you two doctor and you have to ask to change. It is too bad that your first choice wasn't a great one. He needs to go to his supervisor tomorrow and tell them that he is still in pain and insist on getting an MRI or bypass them and call the Workman's Comp number himself.

If it is a pinched nerve it will show on the MRI. If it continues it could cause serious damage. My husband cannot move his arm above his head. He has an appointment with a Neurologist this month for an EMG. The MRI showed that it was a bone spur and nerve involved. He has the same pain that you are describing.

Take charge of your health :)[/QUOTE]
His doctor said that there is no need in doing an mri all that would do is cost thousands of dollars for comp and that they are not very accurate. I am gonna try and suggest a milogram to her tomorrow if comp won't let him change doctors.





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