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Again, it is because this law has been established for over 50 years. The insurance company has the right to control your medical care by listing on the panel at your place of employment the doctors who can treat you when you are injured on the job.
MRI is a very good diagnostic tool to determine if you have a real medical problem in your spine or in your joints. MRI's are not that expensive. However, clinics like Concentra and Caduceus and Peachtree Immediate Care do not order MRI's because the insurance company directs them not to order an MRI for injured workers.
Your lawyer should be able to file a Petition for Medical Treatment with the State Board of Workers' Compensation in certain limited cases. This is a new process for moving medical treatment forward quickly. However, the medical treatment recommendation must come from your authorized doctor.