Colleen 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Bronx, NY
02
Jul2016
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Kinon
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Acetaminophen, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Epidural
    Worsened
    Weight loss, Surgery, Discectomy Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery

Had L2-L5 surgery, spinal stenosis, bulging disc removed/replaced arthritis removed. Cleaned spinal canal of all arthritis and stenosis. Came out with screws and rod, feeling stiff like a board! Left leg had sciatica, after surgery, have pain worst than when I went in! My leg is constantly in pain, with the feeling of numbness, heaviness and pubs/needles. From my toes to above my knee. Prior to surgery, I had sciatica with left leg pain of burning sensation which made me lean forward. I was told by my Dr that I would do great having the surgery! It's now 2 months post op and I can walk but not without my rollator! I can't stand straight w/o rollator or walk long distance w/o rollator. It's my crutch! It used to be my shopping cart, now it's a rollator. I'm praying that in a few more weeks this pressure on my back will ease up so I could walk upright! I'm not going to bash the surgery, but if I had to do it again, I WOULDN'T. WORST TIME OF MY LIFE!


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