Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 150 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • California
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Morris and cruz
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Postural Modifications, Discectomy Surgery
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Brace, Rest, Surgery, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Supplements, Ice, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Mattress Change

First surgery helped, second, no help, maybe worse. First surgery, discectomy, told I would never walk right again. It was a long, hard recovery but it worked. 9 months post surgery I was walking almost normally and pain levels managed with no medication. Second surgery, laminectomy, no foreseeable complications. Pain never left. Have tried many remedies. Found the tense unit most helpful. Also physical therapy helps if done right. Don't do more than one surgery, and the first one should only happen if you can't walk/move!!! Don't give in. The pain and mobility improve in 4 to 6 months without surgery. I know it's a long time to wait but totally worth changing the course of your life. God Bless.

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