Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 210 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Moskowitz
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Epidural
    Not Improved
    Chiropractor, Heat, Spinal Fusion Surgery

Problems started as a teenager an continually grew worse. Took muscle relaxants and had chiropractor treatments. Finally took epidurals and had spinal fusion of L1-L4. Helped some then got worse again. Have used Tens, done rehab exercises, still take epidurals every 6 months to 1 year. Some relief. Occasionally take pain pills. Often walk witch cane and can not walk very far.

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