The man eventually told the Doctor that he was injecting himself in his arm for once per month for 18 consecutive months. They noticed that his right arm was infected and asked him about it.
The Physician found out that he had cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection and antimicrobial drugs were prescribed for him.
His back pain decreased during his stay in the hospital, but when Doctors wanted to drain fluid from his arm, he refused any further treatment and discharged himself from the hospital.
It is alleged that the Doctors said the case highlights the dangers persons face when they experiment with their own treatment. Tests had proven that his back pain was brought on by heavy lifting.