Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 250 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Woonsocket ri
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Cortisone Injection, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Other, Supplements, Yoga, Postural Modifications, Meditation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Heat, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss
    Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy, Stretching

Opioids which I was reluctant to try for many years have been the only thing that makes my spinal pain manageable and my life worth living. Noe pain patients have to jump through hoops to get the meds that work best for them. Never needed an increase in dosage, have had no bad side effectecs (except manageable constipation) and never ever once felt 'high' or wanted to be high from opioids. We are not the abusers! We are the people in chronic pain and it's a disgrace what is happening to us in order to save the lives of abusers whether they are ignorant or not in overdosing. Also shame on the American doctor who knows what this war on drugs is doing to us (legitimate responsible patients) and doesn't stand up to the DEA, government, or Surgeon General who is not even a real doctor, to treat their patients humanely and with the medicines they need to make it out of bed each day! Someone please come to your senses and recognize what they are doing is so inhumane and wrong. It's not that hard to sort ou legitimate people in pain from drug seekers! Do,it!

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