Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 193 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Grand Mound, Iowa
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Strengthening Exercises, Supportive Shoes, Supplements, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Mattress Change, Ice, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Spinal Fusion Surgery
    Not Improved
    Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Epidural

I had a spinal fusion 4 years ago L3-S1 and that really, nearly cured 15 years of pain from an injury I received at work. Now I injured L2 and I have a bulging disc pinching a nerve. We were set to do surgery #2 when I got scared and postponed. I had my Chiro adjust as close to L2 as possible and he seemed to move it enough to give me relief. Now I will wait, be careful and see if it heals before my rescheduled surgery. I do feel that I would not have had relief without the first surgery, my Chiro helped me as long as possible to not have surgery but I had too much arthritis in my back for the manipulation a to continue to give me relief. One thing not listed above as things tried to help back pain, I also had a career change to a less physical career and that did not prevent the surgery either.

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