Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 150 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • North Royalton, Oh
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver several
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Brace, Rest, Massage, Ice, Oral corticosteroids
    Not Improved
    Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Meditation
    Stretching, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Chiropractor

Had a cervical fusion which has healed fine. Turns out my neck and head pain is myofascial pain. I have tried PT with some relief. Also myofascial release therapy and accupuncture. Very costly though. My lower back pain started a year ago after doing isometric exercises sitting on an exercise ball. Turns out I have a herniated disc in my lumbar area and scoliosis. Am in pain most of the time. Under the care now of a pain management practice, just started a prednisone taper, so hope it will help.

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