Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 170 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Parkersburg wv
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Gold
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Discectomy Surgery
    Almost Cured
    Spinal Fusion Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Epidural

1st surgery due to severe pain in left leg. Worked as an ICU nurse. 1st surgeryL5 to S1. Went back to work. 4 years later severe pain left leg. Bone spurs at L4 with rupture and degeneration L3. 2nd surgery worked on removing the spur and fusion to L3. Went back to work as a nurse. 4 years later developed pain right inner thigh. Continued some chronic pain of left leg. Nsaids and could work with it. This time rupture at L2-3 stenosis critical at L-2. Surgery to fuse to T12. This was done in March. At 6 weeks xrayed showed broken right rod. Shortly later S1 screw broke on left and rod was moving. This week having 4th to replace broken hardware. Currently pain in both legs and my back feels broken

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