Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 270 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Fremont, NE
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Several
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Epidural, Cortisone Injection
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Rest, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Massage, Physical Therapy

The epideral worked pretty well and another treatment that I forget the name of, not a TENS unit, but patches with electrodes that would contract and release the muscles of my back and it had an additional function which I also have forgotten. When I was having massage at our hospital's PT unit I would walk into the appt. and could barely walk out after they were done with me. Also, I believe that something is wrong a little higher up in my back and have said so a couple of times, but without convincing my doctors of my suspicions.

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