- Age 55+
- 239 lbs
- 4' 11"
- Los Angeles
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Repeat injury? Yes
- Doctor/Care Giver Dr Khounganian
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
I have a collapsed disc, torn disc and bulging disc through lifting unconscious patients in my job as a Critical Care Nurse. Workmans Comp consistently refused to allow a spinal fusion despite 3 surgeons, physiotherapists and pain dr's saying I needed it. They delayed treatment long enough that my Workmans comp and disability money have run out so I need to return to nursing but without my surgery. I've put on 60lbs in weight because for 3 years I could only walk a one block distance - now I'm up to 4 blocks before I need painkillers. Thank you State of California for treating your healthcare providers so crappy.