Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 190 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • batavia, ohio
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Rest, Ice
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Oral corticosteroids, Epidural
    Physical Therapy

in addition to all of the above, I have a cyst directly across from a bulging disc. This leaves a very narrow canal for my spinal nerve. I am scheduled to see a surgeon on the 12th. I am wondering if removal of the cyst might be enough to bring about some relief. Presently I cannot walk any distance without incurring lower back and leg pain. neither can I sit for very long. Vicodin doesn't help much. I'm only 66 yrs old.

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