Ellen 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 195 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Fort Myers FL
22
Jul2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Thomas, Dr Moyer, Dr Mahaney
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Meditation, Yoga, Supplements, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change, Ice
    Not Improved
    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Physical Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Discectomy Surgery, Surgery, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Acetaminophen, Rest

I developed spinal stenosis and bone spurs. I had lumbar surgery then 6 months later a neck fusion. My neck is doing well, but I am having continuing issues with my lower back. Constant pain, in my back, hips and legs. I have great docs, but we are having a hard time resolving the lower back issue. Working on losing weight, which I gain from all the downtime and inactivity - a very vicious circle - painful to workout, but have a tough time losing weight without working out - I know losing weight will help relieve the pain. Very frustrating.


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