Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 168 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Hallandale Beach
25
Jun2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Rheumatologist, Pain Management
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Epidural, Cortisone Injection
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

I've had sciatica pain for over a year. Pain that for the most part radiates down my right side thru my hip, thigh to my knee to halfway down my shin. I've tried several epidurals, spinal steroid injections with pain medication. I've also been going to PT twice a week for months including massage. Nothing works. I was told by two of my three doctors that it's time for surgery according to my MRI, since I've tried so many options.


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