I've had severe back pain for 7 years. I've been in spinal therapy for 11 months while still working in a plant.
Had 3 facet injection procedures done with no relief, 3 MRIs, pain in legs and hips, findings are 6 bulging discs, 5 annular tears in 5 different discs, stenosis in every disc L2,3,4,5 and S1, etc. Im 42 years old, my workplace states that you must be able to lift 50 pounds continuously and NO light duty, yet our insurance wont cover back surgery.
Its all about guidelines... AETNA is a huge joke.