(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car accident/personal injury case and its proceedings.)
On February 9, 2006, plaintiff returned to Dr. Brown with pain in his right arm and hand along with neck pain associated with the accident. Dr. Brown provided ultrasound treatment and myofascial release.
On February 14, 2006, plaintiff returned to Dr. Brown with pain in his neck which radiated to his right arm and hand. Dr. Brown referred plaintiff for an MRI at Advanced MRI of Sacramento.
On February 21, 2006, plaintiff had an MRI of his cervical spine at Sacramento Imaging Center which was read by Kenneth Dorham, M.D., who’s impression was:
1. Mild to moderate anterior extraduarl impressions at the C4-5 and C5-6 levels as described. At the C4-5 level this is due to a small central disc protrusion, and at the C5-6 level, this appears to be due to a moderate broad based disc osteophyte.
2. Right sided neural foraminal narrowing at the C5-6 level due to bony hypertrophic changes.
3. The cord has a generally flattened appearance throughout the cervical spine and the AP diameter of the canal even where the disc appear normal is less than 9mm. This is likely developmental in nature.
On March 2, 2006, plaintiff returned to Dr. Brown with neck pain radiating into his right arm. Chiropractic adjustments were administered.
On March 16, 2006 plaintiff returned to Dr. Brown with ongoing pain in his neck.
Plaintiff treated with Dr. Brown from February 8, 2006 to March 16, 2006 for a total of 5 visits.
On June 7, 2006, plaintiff may have returned to Dr. Brown who writes, Mr. Owen has a number of family health issues so his treatment is not able to be consistent. He was unable to show up for treatment. Plaintiff reported neck pain and he was referred to Dr. Messi for a neurosurgical evaluation.
On July 6, 2006, Dr. Brown wrote a note which reads that plaintiff treated with Dr. Messi and cervical epidural blocks were recommended. If this epidurals were not effective, plaintiff may be considered as a candidate for a two level anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion at C4-5 and C5-6. (See Part 3 of 3.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.