David 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Male
  • 230 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • Winter springs
14
Aug2016
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Hoffer
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

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

I had 2 discs removed then titanium cages/spacers put back in their place where they then injected/grafted bone marrow into the cages so it would grow & fuse bones together..but that's not all.they also did a laminectomy which is removing a chunk of bone on your back so they can gain access to the discs. Then to finish up they stick 4 nice shiney titanium rods & titanium screws to 3 vertebrae to stabilize my spine. Rehab went well for 2 months then all went downhill from then. Now I have epidural fibrosis in my back. Been so tight now for so long I need some major magic medicine....


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