Specialist do they know what there talking about

I have also been trying to make a claim against the company I worked for before I got RSI. I have been told I have a case for the RSI but due to the lack of clinical signs I do not warrant legal aid but if I wish to continue my claim I must pay for it myself. Not worked for 2-3yrs. So no money, so that’s the end of that. Can you not get anyone to take it on a no win no fee basis? There are lots of firms who advertise this kind of thing if you’ve had an accident at work and similar. Have you tried any of them? Or (a bit of a novel idea). If you’re not working and have the time and nothing to lose, could you take it yourself? I don’t know about the ins and outs of these things but it might be possible – I’ve handled court cases myself before, both for and against me, certainly up to County Court level. And won, or got them to negotiate their way out of it before we got before a judge. Take a lot of learning and reading but it can also be quite fun.

Today I received a letter from my solicitor saying that the specialist (who said) I have MPS has now decided that it could be either soft tissue or myofascial pain. What’s the difference? Not a doctor or specialist myself, but from what I’ve read I thought that MPS was just another one of their labels for pain in muscles/connective tissue that they don’t really know what else it is or what’s causing it. What’s the difference between this and “soft tissue?” Are they just getting cautious because you’re trying to take a legal case? Out of interest did they give you any explanation as to what they actually mean by MPS? Do these so called specialists even know what there are talking about or are they just full of it? I await convincing. I think it is time that these people court up with the times and realise that RSI does affect people’s way and quality of life; it is not just in our heads it is very real. They make me so angry.

Comment 1:  After seeing several specialists and not coming up with anything apart from you had RSI it’s now gone away on its own and you must be imagining the pain you say you have. I paid to go Private. I returned from this appointment full of hope with a diagnosis of Myofascial Pain Syndrome. I trotted off to my doctor full of hope and returned with a prescription of anitriptyline (anti depressant).These seemed to have helped with getting to sleep but nothing more. My doctor says I should continue using these as they take some time to work. I’ll have to wait and see. I have also been trying to make a claim against the company I worked for before I got RSI. I have been told I have a case for the RSI but due to the lack of clinical signs I do not warrant legal aid but if I wish to continue my claim I must pay for it myself.

Not worked for 2-3yrs so no money, so that’s the end of that. Today I received a letter from my solicitor saying that the specialist I went to see privately (who was quite willing to take my 75 and tell me I have MPS and in a letter to my doctor which I have a copy , that I have MPS,) has know decided that it could be either soft tissue or myofascial pain. So I’m back to it could be this or it could be that. Does this so called specialist even know what there are talking about or are they just full of it? I think so! I think it is time that these people court up with the times and realise that RSI does affect people’s way and quality of life; it is not just in our heads it is very real. They make me so angry. I had to get this of my chest as it’s been playing on my mind all morning. Feel a bit better now thanks for listening.

Comment 2: When I first went to see my solicitor it was a no win no fee, but for some reason my solicitor told me I had to claim legal aid. Didn’t ask why too much on my mind at the time? Apparently the difference between Myofascial and soft tissue pain is soft tissue pain is a broad term used to describe pain in all body tissues except bone. This includes muscles, skin, nerves etc. Myofascial pain is limited to muscles and fascials. This I was not told by the doctor of course. I found it on a web site. My doctor and I were told it was mps only found out it could also be soft tissue after my solicitor got a letter. Strange! I thought so too.


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