I was in a auto wreak over a year ago and have had back pain every day. I suffer from a lumbar sprain but the doctor said it would get better. But it hasn't also I am in a law suit from it and they have denied fault up until today now they want to settle after they found out the other guy was not telling the truth about the wreak. I went to a chropratic for treatment for 3 mths after the wreak then he release me but the pain never went away. So a year later, laywer said hey if you still hurt go back to the doctor in for a penny in for a pond he said, so I go back to another chropratic for a second opinon he thought I had a bulging disc from new x-rays. So I get mri done, came back not showing a bulging disc but I have disc height loss in my l4-l5 so that doctor tells me to go back to the 1st doctor he looks at mri and said my spine is to straight and something is not right in my l5-s1, and he said he can see where all my pain is coming from and he recommanded a spinal injection to help me. So my lawyer said he wants to settle for 27,000 I want opinon about this I am 25 I have very hard time sitting, standing, picking up heavy objects, and even having sex with me being on top is almost impossiable with the pain I feel and it depresses me alot to be so young with this back problem doctor bill is almost 10,000 laywer gets 33%. Is 27,000 a good settlement for this problem at 25 and knowing its not going to get any better probably worse over the years after all thats paid out I get nickels and dimes for a life long injury that I shouldn't have, that has limited my actives whats a good number that is fair for a wreak that was 100% other guy fault that has gave me a life time of pain?
Do not settle yet! That is tooo cheap, you might have problems later, and it doe not sound like you are doing too well now, I have problems with l-5&s1 but I am a lot older! Do you have nerve problems such as tingling in your leg, foot? If you do settle for just a small amount, make sure your medical is covered separately and permanantly. An epidural steroid injection might help but some times you do need more than one and you can only get so many in one year, I have had quite a few, they have helped some, but not others. I live everyday with pain so I understand what you are going thru! I am no Dr. Have you tried light physical therapy, light swimming therapy, spa therapy? I am not totally against chiropracters but their are some that can make you worse, have you tried acupuncture, that is just like chiropractors(some good, some not). Good luck to you, and keep us posted and stay on your dr's. Butt, until you get better!
Please do not settle... I'm in a similiar situation..I'm a 24 year old female who was in a car accident 2 months ago and am suffering from chronic back pain first doctors said it was muscular now they're seeing annular tears and anothrosis in my l4 and l5 discs... Doctors suck and have no idea what they're doing half the time, but do not settle. I also suggect that you take this post off in case it get's into the wrong hands. I was told by my lawyer not to make any details public because you never know who can get a hold of it and twist your words. I feel so bad for you, i'm in insane back pain and it's only been for 2 months and I can barely stand it. I've been in physical therapy for the past month with no real results. It's only been 2 months and I almost want surgery if it means my pain going away.
E-mail me if you'd like to talk further i'd like to know more about your accident.
Do not settle though...Back pain disrupts everything I had to take a semester off school because mine got so bad because some stupid woman did not know how to drive. Fight. This may be an injury you're battling for an even longer time! Get back to me ok? And request a tens unit from your doctor, they work wonders.