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Location: Denver, Colorado
Bio: C5-C6 Cervical Fusion Huston TX 2001 By Dr AJ Byndal post surgery no symptoms' Doc did a fantastic job.
Date of injury 2/17/2005 Retail job. I was used to pack the store, remove all lighting fixtures,etc. 2/17/2013 unpack and set up store in new location, The manager and assistant Manger were quarrelling and both left the store for several hours after leaving me instructions to bring everything for a small tight space upstairs to the downstairs sales floor. From 7:30 am to 12:30 pm I worked alone bringing all clothing racks downstairs and bundled clothes 20pieces each and place on racks. Lifted boxes etc. The Mgr came back with lunch, I sat long enough to eat half a sandwich and returned to work. There was tremendous pressure on me to hurry because they wanted the store to open in the morning. Once I was back up stairs I reached straight forward to remove a small empty box when lightning type pain took me to my knees and to the emergency room. I suffered two area's of injury. Cervical and Lumbar. Within a week I had a Occupational Doctor. We started with medications for the pain and PT. The Cervical pain was the most severe once the lumbar relaxed from the spasm. MRI reported injury to C6-C7 cervical and 3 discs and a tear in my Lumbar. I was first referred to a neuro surgeon whom said I was a candidate for cervical disc replacement. However upon suggestion from his assistant I obtained an Attorney, after which I was suddenly no longer a candidate and told I could only have a fusion. I was referred to other surgeon whom could and would do the disc replacement but Pinnacle denied the disc replacement on the grounds that it was not FDA approved. My surgeon obtained special FDA approval for me and still they denied it. I was in too much pain to fight any longer so we went forward with the fusion C6-C7. Shortly after my surgery I was returned to work. I was experiencing new pain and it was even worse than before. I was brushed off. But after continued efforts on my part I was afforded a second opinion with the original surgeon. He ordered an in office X-ray which showed that the treating surgeon had removed the plate from C5-C6 and the graft bone had not healed and I was subjected to horrific pain. I returned to the treating surgeon whom had to do a second surgery to remove all levels of bank bones and the new plate from C6-C7. Then he placed new bank bone C5-C7 and used BMP protein. After this surgery I again suffered from new pain. Once again they brushed me off when it I through a friend discovered on the MRI report that I had a Syrnix/Lesion a hole in my spinal cord and leaking fluid which was collecting in the hole and shutting off my left side. I found another surgeon whom specialized in Srynixes but not my type which was from trauma during the second surgery. This lead me to Dr Scott Falci at Craig Hospital where I had a spinal cord untethering and pig heart lining to patch the hole. He wanted to do another fusion C7-T1 at the same time but found that he would have to tilt my head forward 2-3 inches perminately so he chose not to go forward at that time but rather another surgery after I had recover from the untethering. While I was an inpatient it was discovered I had a spinal fluid leak which filled up at the C7 range on the back of my neck. It was the size of a cantaloupe and caused yet more pain. The doctor aspirated 3 times and they placed a lumber drain in for 1 week. It was checked every hour for the entire week. The swelling finally went down and after 7ish weeks I returned home. I now suffer with pain from instability C7-T1. I have been on the surgical table twice. He tried to go in through the back first and the second was through the front, both separate events were aborted because I was loosing signal on my left side. Each time they woke me to say they had to abort I just sunk emotionally. I then decided it was time to take care of my lumbar spine to at least get relief from the pain I continued to suffer from. I was in the process of seeking opinions and having shots to stave off some pain when Pinnacle forced me to have an IME. This doctor is working for Pinnacle and the bottom line she said I am taking advantage of the insurance company and that my back should not be covered. Guess what they stopped treating my Lumbar. For the past 3 years I have be stuck in bed more days that not with pain. I am depressed and overwhelmed. After me doing the leg work I finally got a rebuttal letter from my primary doctor so we can go to trial for my lumbar and now they have said they want to talk about a settlement and they are forcing me back to the same office for another IME. Even though it's a different doctor it's the same offices which have a known reputation for denied patients treatment with false information they extract from area's of my file to put together their findings which become cement once they are done. The last IME doctor sent a copy of her letter to everyone that has ever seen me stating I am taking advantage of them. Not nice. Today is October 25, 2013 and I am facing December with an Pinnacle owned IME doctor and them wanting to try and force me out with a settlement.