Foraminal Encroachment

Question: I had accident heavy cage fell on my back and my head impacted on a large bin i have PTSD and am told the pain in my back is not caused by the accident but by foraminal encroachment can this be so
Answer: The answer is…it depends, and I’d need more information than what I’ve got here to say any way.  When were you diagnosed w/ foraminal encroachment? Was that before or after the accident?  Do you have MRI’s?  After all, anything’s possible.  The issue here sounds more like probable.  Here on this side of the pond, the legal term is “more like than not basis”.  Your doc should be able to say with confidence that the pain you had occurred on that basis, at least.