Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 5' 4"
  • Iowa
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Massage, Rest, Acetaminophen, Traction, Epidural

I tried chiropractor which relieved pain for short periods. No meds even narcotics didn't touch the pain. 1st surgery was between L5-S1. I couldn't stand, or sit. Even laying hurt. Had a laminectomy. 5 yrs later had a lateral herniation on opposite side between L3-4. Pain was in hips ,down knee &foot. Tried rest then epidural, it lasted 2 days. Surgery again. Pain gone. Occasional numbness to foot when nerve irritated. Osteoarthritis in neck with bone on bone. Neck grinds, pops, clicks when I move. If I sleep to long gets stiff and lose range of motion. I have had epidural for neck that helps.

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