I have a question I'd really like some good advice on.
I'm 39 years old and in 2012, I had a slip and fall accident. Over many months I had tests and treatment that led me to have Xrays, CT's and an MRI. The end result was that my accident caused bulging to my discs (L3-L5). The MRI detected a perrineural cyst in my spine too.
I was recently examined as part of my compensation legal process, with the medical examiners suggesting that my condition had stabilized/settled, despite my telling the assessors that since the last tests in 2012, my condition has worsened, particularly of late.
About 2 months ago I suffered a bout of shingles and shortly after experienced severe left shoulder and neck pain, restricting almost every activity. My doctor sent me for an Xray which resulted in a finding of mild scoliosis in my spine just under my neck.
My 2 questions:
1. Is it possible that the scoliosis is the result of my disc damage? There is no family history of scoliosis and it was not present when tests were done in 2012.
2. If it is possible, would it be fair to say that the assessors may have been incorrect to determine that my injury has settled/stabilized?
Some informed advice would be really appreciated. Thanks.