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  • WC-Second Opinion? HELP Michigan

    MICHIGAN.... I have been going through my employers Physicians for a work related injury since August. Under the care of their Specialist, had hand X-ray & EMG. Said no CTS (Although during the test experienced bleeding & total hand numbness, asked why, received no answer!). First diagnosis was Carpal Tunnel & Tenosynovitis. Have been going through Occupational Therapy (Not any better), now the Dr. has referred me to a hand surgeon, because he said that if it was Tenosynovitis that therapy should have helped it by now. Recently seen the hand surgeon for him to say "Well I don't think it is anything serious, but I have 2 recommendations for the Dr. which is an MRI or Cortisone shots into the Carpal Tunnel. It is possible that you may have a pinched nerve". My Question is: Am I entitled to a second opinion? I feel like they don't even know what they are treating, and I am not getting the answers I need PLEASE ANYONE HAVE HELPFUL INFORMATION??

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    After the first 10 days of treatment, you may choose your own care provider, but you must inform the employer of who this will be.
    I post with the full knowledge and support of my employer, though the opinions rendered are my own and not necessarily representative of their position. In other words, I'm a free agent.

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