Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 128 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Hughson, CA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Discectomy Surgery, Surgery
    Not Improved
    Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Epidural

Ruptured disc at L3-L4 and discectomy 9 months later. 7 mo post op and nerve pain at knee and lower back. Can't sit very comfortably at times because of low pain. Take 600 mg? of Gabapentin a day and 2 Aleve. Has gotten some better on upper leg nerve pain. Some exercise seems to aggravate nerve. Walking is good.

Share on