Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 196 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Fenton,Mo
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Massage, Oral corticosteroids, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Chiropractor, Mattress Change, Ultrasound Therapy, Ice, Heat, Rest, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Original incident 40+ years ago. Have done just about all conservative treatments. No open surgeries but have done epidural and radiofrequency on facet joints. As long as I am careful and don't over lift or twist can control most pain. Have not used pain meds in about 6-8 months since doing water exercises and stretching.

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