Conroe, TX asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: How to describe pain in body specifically without sounding like a junkie or like I'm reading off a cue card

Ok so my attorney said he wants me to list off all my back issues with like l1 l2 l3 l4 l5 c2 c3 c4 and t1 t2 t3 t4 t5 n neck and my torn shoulders he said you have tooth pain that's your new fav word look at a nerve diagram and follow these nerves n be like cause l5 is messed up on pauper tell them that you have tooth pain their in l5 but don't tell them that your body does anything else but it has tooth pain

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. Regardless of what state you're in, it sounds like you have an attorney representing and advising you. So that must be respected. But as a general note, it sounds like you are going to an IME (independent medical exam). IME doctors don't ordinarily need patients to be versed in identifying lumbar and cervical vertebrae with anatomical precision. They went to med school. They know what they're looking at. They just want to know where you feel pain, what restrictions or discomforts you experience in raising, rotating, or lifting parts of your body. If you check with your attorney, they'll advise you best on this. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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