Patient R was the perfect patient. He attended all of his physical therapy
visits and did his exercises at home
. But despite this, the pain continued. In fact, according to Patient R, the pain just got worse and worse.
After a month of this, his doctor told Patient R that an MRI needed to be obtained. To his dismay, it showed degenerated discs at two levels with a disc bulge at one of these levels. His family doctor then sent him to a neurosurgeon.