Hi. Does anyone have experience with herniated disc? I have a cervical herniation at one level c5-c6 and I have postponed surgery for a couple years. I sometimes stuggle to perform my nursing job, but don't share any information with my employer because their policy is that the nurse must bring in a note after tx. with no restrictions in ability to perform their job or they can't return.
I would like to know if anyone has undergone surgery for cervical disk herniation and about the recovery process.
Also, how does one keep their insurance if one goes on a six week sick leave and is not getting a pay check. I was not injured at work. Just wear and tear of years of use (nursing) but no particular incident. I don't want to have surgery and loose insurance. What is workers comp. and would they cover a non work related injury.
The doc. tells me recovery from surgery would be six weeks and I could return to full time nursing without restriction. But I'm terrified of Surgery.