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Aug 15 2017

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Lower back pain after fall

Fast story. slipped and fell on snow covered ice back in December 2008. had x ray done the next day. nothing was broken. fast forward Sept 1st 2009 stil to this day I am having very sharp / dull pains in my lower back ( left leg goes numb randomly). right hip locks up ( feels like a pulled muscle) and to this day I have seen a regular doctor. a surgeon ( very good surgeon. but was in and out of his office in 20 minutes). and a injection/ pain doctor ( all but last found nothing wrong. injection saw a muscle issue in back). tests I have taken MRI ( no stenosis or disk damage). CT scan ( no disk damage. but showed narrowing of spine), EMG nerve test Sept 10th. To this date nothing has come of this and is very frustrating anyone experience this?

Also does anyone think a workers comp case would get less results as opposed to a normal health issue?

Hi,
with all of the studies negative, after 9 months it seems like it would be time to start some rehab with physical therapy. After an injury the back muscles can become imbalanced, a trained therapist can teach you exercises to strengthen muscle groups that may have atrophied.

Studies have shown that workers comp cases usually get better more elaborate treatment, and are slower to return to full activity after an injury.

Good Luck
Dave

Fast story. slipped and fell on snow covered ice back in December 2008. had x ray done the next day. nothing was broken. fast forward Sept 1st 2009 stil to this day I am having very sharp / dull pains in my lower back ( left leg goes numb randomly). right hip locks up ( feels like a pulled muscle) and to this day I have seen a regular doctor. a surgeon ( very good surgeon. but was in and out of his office in 20 minutes). and a injection/ pain doctor ( all but last found nothing wrong. injection saw a muscle issue in back). tests I have taken MRI ( no stenosis or disk damage). CT scan ( no disk damage. but showed narrowing of spine), EMG nerve test Sept 10th. To this date nothing has come of this and is very frustrating anyone experience this?

Also does anyone think a workers comp case would get less results as opposed to a normal health issue?

You have contradictory test results. you posed that the MRI shows no stenosis, but the CT scan shows narrowing of the spine which is spinal stenosis.

I suggest that you take all of your test results, MRI films, CT films and get a second opinion. you have nerve compression going on and that is why your leg goes randomly numb on you.

You may or may not have a muscle problem directly related to the fall, but you can also have a muscle problem from the spine issues as you are no doubt not walking correctly and pulling muscles.

AS for the WC, well, the people I know that have been forced to use it, have had to fight tooth and nail to be able to see doctors that they need to see, have had to fight for good quality medical care and have all had to hire WC attorneys to protect their interests and their health.

It does depend on what state you live in, what type of WC coverage and who the business has the coverage with, but the most important thing to remember is this.

WC is nor for your protection, it is for the business that you work for. It pays bills for the employer and will do whatever they can to save money and usually give the minimal care that is required to heal your problem, then they want to be done with you regardless of whether you need further or long term care.

If you are using WC for medical care, then please hire an attorney that specializes in WC to protect your interest.

The last thing I have ever heard is that one gets really good medical care with WC. It’s known to provide as little as possible and control the doctors that you can see, usually not the best in the business.

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