Confused about our situation. Hubby was in auto accident while on the job which has lead to medical care on our own. (WC denied claim-we have an attorney) Today we learned via surgical consult hubby has a rare spinal condition, SEL which has caused compression along his entire lumbar region. Surgery is required to correct the problem. We did not know about this. Hubby has had back pain in the past but has always attributed it to normal wear and tear arthritic issues as his job is very physical in nature. Initialy after the auto accident he felt sore but gradually his back pain began to esculate to extreme levels. Now it seems there has been some underlying chronic back issues all along and although I believe the "jolt" of the auto accident has irritated his back, I am concerned we now have no case for WC. What are your thoughts. Thank You.