Keyword here is: MRI of the T & L Spine. Another Keyword? Second opinion by a REAL surgeon. Either an OSS or a Neurosurgeon.
Demand that your Attorney address these vital issues at the Hearing. Remind him/her that you already have an "Objective" medical opinion of back injury. Be certain that this finding is in fact, DOCUMENTED.
2. Appointment with a Surgeon
pending the results of the MRI.
Luck Be With You!