JoAnn 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 124 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Kingsville, MD
13
Jun2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Kaiser Permanente Doctors & Dr. Tortolani
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Compression fracture, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Oral corticosteroids
    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Meditation, Mattress Change, Epidural, Swimming, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Supportive Shoes
    Not Improved
    Discectomy Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Surgery, Spinal cord stimulator (implant)
    Worsened
    Chiropractor

I had my first ruptured disc at age 28. I had no problems before that. I started with the other problems at age 46. In 2013 I had a laminectomy and 4 months later had a fall and fractured L2-5 and my coccyx. A few months later I fractured T12. I had kyphoplasties to repair the fractures. A week ago I fractured L3. I had a CT scan and am waiting to find out if they are going to do another kyphoplasty.


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