DOI: 2/10/2013. Patient is a 55-year-old female nurse assistant who sustained injury to her lower back from lifting a patient.
Per the panel QME dated 10/29/15, future medical care includes office visits, medications such as anti-inflammatories and proton pump inhibitors, X-rays, MRI’s and electrodiagnostic studies, therapy, injections, home exercise program (HEP), durable medical equipment and possible lumbar spine surgery; however, fusion is nort recommended.
The IW is P & S and may be considered at maximum medical improvement.
Urine drug screen obtained on 10/06/16 showed negative results.
Based on the medical report dated 12/01/16, the patient complains of pain in the lumbar spine. The pain level is at 4-5/10 as the patient had