Gregory House was hanging out in the clinic due to a dispute with Lisa Cuddy over the carpet in his office. However, he received a string of very boring patients. Thomas was one of those patients. He suffered from chronic severe lower back pain. He had tried many different therapies, including such alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture. None of it worked. However, he told Dr. House that he had woken up that morning with no back pain at all, feeling better than he had in years. He figured he should see a doctor right away.
All Dr. House could do was stare at him in disbelief.