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back injury

Sorry but this is a long story.
Im asking about my husband 31 yo male who is a refrigeration tecgnician approx 3 months ago while at work it was drizzling out he was on top of a truck and he slipped off the truck catching himself from fall by grabbing onto the mirror. He injured his back went to the work clinic they said it was a lumbar sprain sent him to physical therapy for a week sent him back to full duty after a week. In between now and then hes had pretty constant pain some days better than others. well 2 weeks ago at work he went to close the doors of his service truck and suddenly couldnt move his back and down the back of his left leg went numb 2 times he had to sit in one position for over an hour because he coulnt move, so he went back to the work clinic they give him muscle relxers and ibprofren 800 to take and tell him he has scoliosis and that probabaly contributed to his injury and physical therapy. Last week they gave him prednislone which gave him no relief just a bad case of heartburn. He goes back today new dr said he thinks its not nerve related just muscular continue physical therapy and come back in a week. i know workmans comp doctors are meant to shove you out the door with little treatment but they wont even give him an mri. His pain is in one area on his lower left back down to the middle of his butt on the left. Its a pretty constant pain turning sharp if he makes any sudden movements. Thanks for any help Sorry about the long story


  • twspinettwspine Posts: 14
    edited 11/28/2012 - 1:19 PM
    It sounds as though the slip off the top of his truck initially injured his back, and then closing the doors several weeks later was the "straw that broke the camels back" (no pun intended). Did he notice any improvement with the week of PT?
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  • lwid510llwid510 Posts: 3
    edited 11/28/2012 - 2:01 PM
    it feels better from the first day when it locked up.....the physical therapy is kind of a joke because its through workmans comp so their doing as least as possible and trying to stick him back to work....he says the pain has felt the same for the past 2 weeks with ibprofren taking the edge off but the pain comes right back when it wears off
  • twspinettwspine Posts: 14
    edited 11/29/2012 - 6:41 AM
    Sounds as though he needs to reconsider his choice of PT, just because it is a worker's comp condition shouldn't dictate how he's treated. Does he have a choice in where he can go?
  • we ve talked to a lawyer and pretty much until the decide to do an mri to see what the problem is we have to go along with what they say and this physical therapy place is attatched to the workmans comp clinic
  • That's terrible, that really limits his options when they dictate where you have to go
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