I’ve lurked long enough, I guess it’s time to introduce myself, my name is Kevin, I first injured my back, well before 2005 I guess, came on slowly. In 2005 I had a laminectomy at L4 & L5, I healed 100% in under 6 weeks and back to work.
Well in 2008 I reinjured my back at work, long story short I ended up catching a transmission weighing in around 350 pounds. This is a California WC claim and after almost 4 years it’s far from over, 7 MRI’s, 2 CT scans, 2 rounds of ESI, maxed out on physical therapy, discogram, 3 primary treating Dr.’s and all the games that come with a WC claim. # torn discs along with the drop foot, numbness, DDD, stenosis and all that good stuf.
1st surgeon wanted a 3 level (PLIF), 2nd surgeon a 2 level (PLIF), 3rd surgeon a 3 level (PLIF), well time goes on and symptoms gets worst and now the 3rd surgeon wants to do a 2 level (ALIF) with a (ADR) on the next level up. I’ve already been thru 2, second opinions for spine surgery, the first one took almost 1.5 years because of all the bogus delays, I was on my second attorney by then and as of last week I am on my 3rd attorney.
Well that’s my story and with a new treatment plan from my surgeon I know I will have to do the second opinion process all over again, I am hoping with a new attorney this all gets done by the book this time.