Pam 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 219 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • Bloomingburg, Oh
26
Aug2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Epidural, Ice, Rest, Chiropractor, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching
    Not Improved
    Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Worsened
    Traction

I have tried everything selected above with minimal effects. L4, L5, and S1 are the main contributors to my constant pain. I have two bulging disks, scoliosis, arthritis, and Spinal Stenosis. The pain starts in the center of my lower back and then generates into my hips and down both legs to my feet. There are days that are just terrible. I walk with the help of holding onto the wall and furniture or someones arm. This is especially worse first thing in the morning and late in the evening. So far the only thing that seems to help some (on the low end of the scale from 0 to 10) is chiropractic and epidural injects, but they do not last very long.


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