Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 150 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • S New berlin
04
Jun2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Levy
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Surgery, Discectomy Surgery
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Epidural

I had a deteriorated disk removed and an artificial one put in. I also have had 2 surgeries to widen my nerve canal for spinal stenosis. Dr. retired, now am seeing another one as pain is back, my facet joints have bony growths on them causing a lot of pain. Dr. wants to operate, take out artificial disk and do a fusion and take care of facet joints. Says it is a very dangerous surgery and I'm not sure what to do


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