I need to know if it is legal for my workers compensation doctor in California to allow me to go back to work with no restrictions, even if I am not yet healed and have pain?
I was diagnosed with tendinitis on both medial elbows. An MRI was done to verify. After 5 months of cortisone shots and physical therapy, the doctor, feeling pressured by the insurance company, actually told me that ""I am young"" and therefore sent me back to full duty despite me still feeling pain.
I ended up working with no restrictions and the pain level rose back similar to when I barely started treatment. Please advise.