Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 215 lbs
  • 6' 2"
  • Salem, WI
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Tom Collins, chiropractor
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Physical Therapy, Massage, Chiropractor
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Surgery, Swimming

I have had chronic lower back pain for over 20 years. Each type of treatment helps for a while, but never for long. I have pain every day. It takes a constant ritual of stretching, chiropractic, exercise, vitamins, massage, ete to keep working each day. Some things help take the edge off. The chronic pain wears me down mentally and physically,but I keep pushing on...wish every day I could find something that would give me relief.

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