Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 195 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Family dr
  • 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, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

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

Unknown why back is the way it is. Lifestyle, military, law enforcement type work. Age. Started at the least aggressive treatments. 5 surgeries. Worst was through stomach to place screws then flipped over to bolt them. Can't even find that dr. 3rd suggestion was quack and I got mesa staph. Last surgeon was the best however back is not holding up. Had pain STIMULATER implanted, never dialed in right. Now can't get hold of company. Now need CT scans (unable to have mri) and can't get them for some unknown reason other then having Medicare and tricare for insurance

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