Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 195 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Warner Robins, Ga
28
Jul2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Al-Sharoof
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Compression fracture, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Supplements, Swimming, Mattress Change, Brace
    Not Improved
    Traction, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Heat, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Ice, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Massage, Rest, Chiropractor
    Worsened
    Cortisone Injection, Oral corticosteroids, Epidural, Acetaminophen, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Surgery, Discectomy Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery

DONE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT DOCTORS SAID TO DO. AFTER 5 SURGERIES ONE OF WHICH WENT FROM STOMACH TO BACK THEN FLIPPED OVER TO FINISH UP STILL CAN'T ENJOY LIFE. THIS IS A 15 YR PROCESS. SINCE BEING OFF OPIATES FOR 2 YEARS AFTER 10 YRS THAT HAS HELPED SOME. INTERNAL STIMULATER HAS NEVER BEEN DIALED IN RIGHT. I GUESS THEY GOT TIRED OF TRYING. NOW I GET NO RESPONSE FROM THEM. BOSTIN SCIENTIFIC. NOW PROBLEM HAS GOTTEN WORSE AWAITING CALL FOR CT SCAN TO SEE WHAT MOVED, BROKE OR WHATEVER.


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