K.B. was a 51 year-old man from California. He was employed as a sheet metal worker at the Department of Defense for the Navy. Unfortunately, several medical conditions concerning his back had been preventing K.B. from working for over a year. He suffered from back and knee osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease in his knees, mid and lower back, and degenerative joint disease in the cervical and lumbar area of his spine.
These conditions limited many physical activities. He was unable to kneel, squat, bend, lift over 20 pounds, or climb ladders. The chronic pain he experienced daily also affected his outlook on life and resulted in stress, anxiety, and depression.