Thank you once again for the info.
As mentioned bedore, there are too many legal issues to post here (unless you are a wizz with them too)
I do have a solicitor on the case but most of my problems lay with them in the first place. I also have legal insurance so I am not to concerned about that either.
What concerns me is that the doctor in charge of my medico legal report has based this report on the notes from my GP and a lumbar x-ray taken last March (which shows only minor degeneration at L2/L3). The report does not include any of the MRI scan findings. In fact it has already been quoted to me that the MRI will probably confirm the existance of degenerative changes and not much else. The scan was done 31/05/09 and only today 07/07/09 do I receive forms for permission to have my GP records and scan results released (clearly they are not concerned about the findings). I pushed for this MRI to distinguish between degeneration and accident related injury.
Do annular tears occur through degeneration or trauma? Or is it a bit of both?
In regard to my back problem, I think I may seek the advice of a neuro surgeon as my GP suggested this too. To be honest I
assumed this meant surgery and I really don't want to go down that route if it can be helped so I didn't bother. I'll probably try to see one. See what he/she says.
I will keep you posted...