Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 183 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Pacific palisades, CA
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Bae
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Epidural, Cortisone Injection
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Ice, Swimming
    Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Physical Therapy

I have no idea how I got the injury except age. Dr. Bae, the sugeon told me he wouldake everything better with surgery. He didn't. Then he said he'd like to cut again. I said no. Then he said he'd like to implant an elextrical device nerve stimulator but didn know if it would make things better. I said no. Prior to all of that Dr. Einstein gave me epidural injections which worked for about a year and a half before the surgery, but not after. Now I'm 88 and shuffle along with two canes. I cannot stand for more than a couple of minutes. And I am in constant pain.

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