Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 190 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. R Dahl
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Spinal Fusion Surgery

I had a laminectomy 9 years ago, after which I was free of pain, able to lose weight, and active for about four years.

In March, 2015 I had four discs fused. I was told that without the surgery I would be in a wheelchair within two years due to further disc degeneration. I know that my lower spine looked like a derailed train. They had to move one vertebrae almost two inches to realign it.

I was in constant pain before and have been in constant pain since. My mobility is limited and sitting , especially in a car, is very difficult. The narcotics and withdrawals from them were almost worse than the pain. No one told me HOW to get off of them. My body went into shakes and fever the very first time I slept through a do

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