I have been watching this forum for a couple years. I have seen comfort given, information, and comradery. So here I am.
I was in an accident in 1990 at work, A psychiatric Institute. Playing badminton with my patients in activity therapy. We were running backward full speed for the shuttle cock, we collided and I fell on my tail bone. when I got to the hospital ER they informed me I had scoliosis as well as a severe strain sprain to the whole back. I could not move for six weeks. My friend took me to a chiropractor and he at least got me walking. I started acupuncture and got off of most of the pain pills. 3 weeks later I went back to work full time without restriction. I did hurt after the days end and spent a lot of time in the jacuzzi............1994 at work, a 6 foot 2 inch patient weighing about 180 pounds, fell in the middle of my back hyper-extending it. I was on the dementia unit and he was trying to walk and was falling and I grabbed him and my foot go caught under a recliner and I fell across the chair kind of diagonally with my head towards the floor and front of the far arm of the chair. My lower back was towards the back of the closer arm of the chair. He fell in a sitting position on the middle of my back. Then slid to the floor. Severe strain sprain to the whole back. I have never healed or since then,had a normal activity level.
I have been steadily deteriorating since then. My curves have increased to 60+ degrees on top and 50+ degrees on the bottom and a small 20degree curve towards the tail bone. I have been in court with work comp 2 times. The third time is coming up after a 3 and a half year controversion. I need medical documentation, reports on the fact that scoliosis can be caused by trauma. Does anyone have any I can have a copy of or know of a sight where I can go buy one, with the specific report locations. I read a comment from structural75 about spinal rotation and falls causing scoliosis from a couple years ago and was wondering if there was any more information about this theory?
I have been under several physicians care for this since the 1990 accident and have a very well documented case. For the Dr's. that treat me however, the Attorney Generals office, that is who represents the state, where I worked and the insurance carrier are a pain to deal with and say the documents I have supplied have no references to establish credibility.
I have not worked since the 1994 accident and have have surgery postponed twice. I have 17% disability rating from the first accident. I have a real hard time sitting, standing, walking and just about anything else a person normally does. I can do things for small amounts of time and I do lay down when and where I can as often as I can. I do take pain medication daily.
The reason I don't think I had scoliosis or much of a curve before the accident was because I had never been diagnosed or treated for even a backache. When we were younger my sister had polio and then hepatitis and so we were always at the Dr's office as a family getting tests and being examined. My mother was a nurse and I worked in the health care industry for my whole working life. I had an active life, my father raised quarter horses and we had a store we skied and did all the things people do in winter and summer without any problems. The first mention of the scoliosis was after the compression accident in 1990. In 1990 I was 33 years old.
That is my delima in a rather large nut shell, maybe even a acorn. I would appreciate any help or comments.