Prognosis: severe spinal stenosis. Nerve issues at c5 c6. Surgery is risky as might never walk again or could lose use of arm. Right now my arm goes to sleep and I lose all feeling and strength whenever I engage my shoulder area. Walking standing and even using a computer. No more weight lifting with anything upper body and my work background is IT. Long term will only get worse and might start affecting legs with age. I’m 46.
I applied for cppd with all my info including MRI xray GP note, surgeon note and physiotherapist note. As expected I was denied based on longevity and severity. I am now appealing and my doctor has no idea what to do. He thinks nothing more is needed from the surgeon or therapist and that he needs to use better language. Having said that he is at a loss and basically my appeal will be denied cause he is incompetent. It’s very hard to change doctors but this is my life and it’s frustrating that my claim is in jeopardy cause of language. Can anyone suggest how I might move forward?
ps I do have a call in with a lawyer but usually they don’t get involved until the tribunal. Sadly having a doctor with no clue isn t gonna help.