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Degenerative disc disease and PIP
I am the confused as to weather I should try and claim PIP or not, I was diagnosed with Degenerative disc disease in 2015. They wanted to do a spinal fusion at that time,but I was only 48 at the time and did'nt want to take any risk with complications at that time,so i continued to work and suffer the pain in doing so. Since then it has got to the point where I can't stand to long,Sit for too long or walk for too long before pain starts getting worse in my lower back and my legs and buttocks, bending is also painful . I have numbness in My left foot and Pins and needles in the left leg. The problem is that the questions on the mobility/daily living form I can do (but not for extended lengths of time) So I score no points but still cant work because of my limitations.I have been on ESA since february. But I cannot get in to the doctors or get scans at the present time because of covid. All I have is my original scan results and diagnosys from my docto and the surgeon back in 2015. So what should I do? any help would be appreciated.