Hi I am writing this to find out what I need to do.
It all started 10 months ago when I was injured on the job by way of lifting heavy objects.
The ic. Excepted my claim for wc. But I still hired an attorney to watch out for my best interest.
Now I have been through 90 days of pt. that did nothing and then 3 steroid injections with little relief and then l5-s1 disectomy that was done in November 18th 2011.
The surgery did not take my leg and back pain away and has made my lower back hurt the more.
The doctor is now put me back to pt. And on the 29th of this month is going to make me have a FCE. Test to set me at MMI.
My attorney has asked for a second opinion before the surgery but Ic. Denied this so now that we are at this point he has requested another opinion and they said yes to this.
What I wonder is has anyone been down this rout and what can I do to get them to fix the problem with my back as this doctor is just going to write me off I have much wrong with my lower back more than just herniated disc.
This is my report after surgery.
l3-l4 there is a diffuse disc bulg which appears symmetrical. There is mild ligamtum flavum hypertrophy and mild central canal stenosis. There is slight contact with both decending l4 nerv roots. There is moderate bilateral forminal stenosis with contact to both exiting l3 nerve roots.
l4-l5 There is a diffuse disc bulg which appears symmetrical. There is mild to moderate ligamentum flavum hypertrophy.There is moderate to sever facet arthropathy bilaterally. There is mild central canal stenosis. There is mild bitateral foraminal stenosis. l5-s1 There has been interval right-side discectomy and facetectomy currenty there is a diffuse disc bulg wich is asymmetric to the left with foraminal predominance. There is sever left and mild to moderate right fomanial stenosis.There is mild central canal stenosis.
Post-surgical change on right at l5-s1,as above. The dominant finding at l5-s1 at this point is significant left side foraminal stenosis which appers sever,contacting the exiting l5 nerve root.
Degenerative disc disease also noted at l3-l4and l4-l5as detailed above.
So what will I need to get this taken care of and have any of you had this to happen to you?