I was attacked by a patient while working at a state mental hospital. During the attack, a round brass door knob was jammed into my lower back. After xrays and a mri, the back specialist for workers comp first said he could not find anything wrong. After months of physical therapy, I was not getting better. The specialist then said my back was discentigrating and there was nothing to be done. I now have to walk with a cane and have filled for disability. Got first denial and waiting on appeal now. They have tried me on meds like motrin and valium. Have also been on neurontin. My doctor is trying neurontin and percocet. Still having spasms and pain. Any suggestions?