Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Williamsburg va
03
Jul2016
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Swimming, Strengthening Exercises, Brace, Rest, Yoga, Stretching, Cortisone Injection, Ice, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Not Improved
    Mattress Change, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Heat, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Acupuncture, Massage, Surgery, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

I have had 3 spine surgeries, the last being a fusion from S1-L2. Have gained 20 lbs due to lack of activity which is very painful. Only sitting position relieves the pain. Tired from lack of sleep due to pain. Will be seeing a pain management doc and will start back to swimming. Do not want any oxy drugs or other drugs that have a tendency for addiction.


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