Hi [USERNAME], my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do the best to help you. My advice is general only and does not create an attorney-client relationship. I am so sorry to hear of this poor treatment not only by some health care providers, but by your own work comp carrier as well. It sounds like you may have a serious neck issue with impingement on the nerves that run into your arms. I strongly suggest that you speak with a qualified workers comp attorney in your area ASAP. Here is a link to the Oregon Bar Association's lawyer referral service. Please call them and seek a referral to a work comp attorney in your area. http://www.osbar.org/public/ris/ris.html
With regard to your return to work, I would suggest that you explain the situation to your employer and, if you must, use a sick day(s) until this issue is resolved. Let them know that you are not seeing that provider anymore and that your medical issues are more serious than originally suspected. Let them know that due to the numbness in your arms, that it is not safe for you to drive to work, let alone work even on light duty right now.
The most important thing for you to do is get well and find out what your medical diagnosis is and how to correct the problem. Once you get in to see a work comp attorney, they will help you sort out these issues. Once again, I am so sorry to hear of your situation. I wish you the best. Please keep me posted. Steve
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