U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Attalla, AL
A 31-year-old male asked:

I've got two herniated disc in my back that happen on the job injury. i've had one surgery back in march 2014 microdistemcy by disc blew out so now they wanna do a back fusion on l5-s1 which was denied by workman comp and my pain level stays at 9 and i'm

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
Pain Management 22 years experience
WC Denies Fusion: Are you having more leg than back pain? Fusions typically work better for patients who have limb pain greater than back or neck pain. Maybe your adjuster will agree to you undergoing a 2nd opinion to determine if that surgeon's plan of care is in agreement with your current surgeon's recommendations. Fusion hardware, in some patients (not on purpose), has contributed to increased back pain.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 4, 2015


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.