Medical Conditions: Spinal Stenosis

Rooney v. Credit General Ins. [06/29/95] 1995 MTWCC 53 Although claimant has significant pre-existing back conditions, the insurer is liable for his current condition if his industrial injury lit up, aggravated or accelerated his back condition. A preponderance of the evidence establishes that the 1993 injury lit up and worsened claimant’s underlying spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis. While claimant occasionally had low back pain prior to the accident, he never sought treatment for such pain, which is now worse and radiates into his legs.