Hello, I need a little advice. My mom injured her back about 20 years ago and has not been able to work since. She has had 2 back surgeries and is in constant pain. She takes morphine to control the pain. Her doctors want to do another surgery to implant pumps that will send out the medication on a slow constant basis so that she does not have ups and downs with her pain. An independent doctor that both her doctors and workman's comp agreed for her to see said she needed the surgery. However, workman's comp still denies she needs it. They also say doesn't need a walker and she has to fight for them to pay for medications. She has a case manager at worker's comp who denies everything and won't let my mom talk to a supervisor. Any advice?? I would greatly appreciate it. By the way, we are in California.