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i have been diagnosed with 5 bulging disks in my spine. this condition is causing severe pain & numbness in my left shoulder, arm & hand. i am an administrator for a small company that relies on me to do most all administrative functions. this requires that i sit at a desk & type on a computer for anywhere from 8 to 12 hours per day, monday thru friday & occasional saturdays. my doctor had ordered that i do not return to work until after i receive successful treatment for the bulging disks. i will be out of work for at least 2 weeks and have no vacation time remaining. i have had 2 different doctors tell me that they believe the spinal injury is work-related. my employer tells me that if it goes to workers comp, i won't be able to work there anymore. what can i do?i have been employed with this company for 2.5 years. my employer also tells me that if my doctor determined this condition is work-related, my insurance carrier will automatically push the claim to worker's comp. my employer says if it does get pushed to worker's comp, i can't go back to work until it is settled & they made it clear to me that i should tell my doctor to say that it is not work related because worker's comp will say that it is a pre-existing condition & they won't pay out on a claim for me anyway. they told me that "nobody is going to believe 5 bulging disks were caused by typing. it's the easiest job in the world". they said it would be best for my doctor to release me to go back to work & state in writing that the injury is not work-related. if my doctor does this (which he has already stated that he will not) then i can come back to work.