Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 143 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Moored town, NJ
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Sanfillipo
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Oral corticosteroids
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Discectomy Surgery, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Spinal Fusion Surgery

ACDF surgery helped my neck but once fused, my whole back is now causing issues . I am in the diagnosing stages. I have a syrinx on my spinal cord in addition to spine problems both lumbar and thoracic. A tumor/cancer has been ruled out as a cause f the syrinx. Everyday I have different levels of pain or discomfort and in varied areas of my spine and body. Oral steroids have helped and usually Motrin takes the edge off of my pain. Some days, I have to take 1/2-1 Vicodin in addition to Motrin to feel better. Exercise and heat also helps .

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