Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 124 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Denver, co
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

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

The biggest help was Vioxx, but any anti-inflammatory help. NSAID have been hard on my kidneys. Neck and back fusions. Stopped taking pain meds 16 months ago after decades of narcotics. Have taken a few recently, but not much. They help, but I don't tolerate medication well using MMJ, which helps some, but do not like side-effects.

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