I have had a L4 and L5 back problem for over a year now. Thinking workmans comp. Dr. were not helping out I decided to go to my own Nerologist for an annual MRI for a brain tumor that I had removed 11 years ago. I was past due by 2 yrs. for the MRI.
Since I was having problems with not being able to keep my flip flop on basically right foot weakness. I went and had an MRI done on my brain. Come to find out I had 2 new menigeoma tumors that had developed. I had surgery on Nov. 16th and was spent 1 week at Moffitt and then 2 more weeks at a Rehab hospital due to totally right side paralyses (another words no feeling on my right side from head to toe)! I went through 3 hours a day in physical therapy learning to regain my motor skills all over again.
Now my question is I have now developed right foot drop and have no control over the foot and walk with a brace and cane. Everything else is slowly coming back. I am getting ready to close out my workman comp case. The Dr.'s do feel that the foot drop and problems are more related to the L4 problem should I settle? I have been through so much already but if I am going to need more surgery to correct this problem should I go with my own insurance or workmans comp? What would you do?