Re: GAF Score
How does a GAF score compare to the Beck Depression Inventory? My doctor said that I was severely depressed with a score of 29. Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Injured 5/2/01 in a fall. 43 yr old. Suffering with Sciatica with tingling and numbness on the buttock, leg and entire foot. Recently has started being symptomatic in the right leg, as well. MRI 2/03 Showed straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. L4-L5 bulging disk assoc. with posterior spondylytic changes. Effacing the ventral thecal sac. Slight hypertrophic changes of the superior articulating facets. L5-S1 central bulging disk with annular tear. Effacing the ventral thecal sac. Disk desiccation is evident at the L5-S1. Assoc. end plate degenerative changes involving the inferior and superior aspects of the L5 and S1. Mild hypertrophy of the superior articulating facets and ligamentum flavum. EMG of 4/03 shows basically a normal read, however the Dr. did note that the left tibial velocity and the left sural sensory nerve latencies are reading borderline.
DDD is also present.
MRI 8/18/03 L5-S1 is now a 5mm herniation. L4-L5 is now a bulging disk with annular tear. L1-L2 and L2-L3 show decreased height. Disk Dessication is evident from L1 to L5. S1 is noted as a segmented disk.