My name is Chad and I have had back pin for 4 years now. I injured myself at work almost 5 months ago and have many tests run. I am currently trying to apply for disability, but before i get into my MRI results I am also the only know person to ever conract RMSF twice. My back has hurt since the second time I was diagnosed with this disease.I was told the osteoarthritis in my spinal area could be as a result of the disease. I have multiple benign hemagioma around an on the L-5. There is mild disc desiccation diffusely. L4-5 demonstrates a slight posterior disc bulge with facet hypertrophy.L5-S1 demonstrates a normal disc margin with facet hypertrophy. Impression: mild lumbar spondylosis, with no spinal stenosis or nere impingement. I am 33 years old and my pain level everyday is almost that of when I get kidney stones, around an 6-8 ( usually by the evening it is worse. I wake up not to pain every morning but because of pain. I have been on percocet 10, morphine sulphate 30mg and fyntenol patches.
The reson I am writing is I have been turned down for disability twice and now have a lawyer, I am curios how much trouble i am going to have later in life and how hard is disability to get in North Carolina?Please any advise or help is welcome and much appriciated.