Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 205 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

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

pain in leg started in 2011 and I went to Neurosurgeon who suggested surgery. I do not want surgery so I started going to a chiropractor and acupuncture therapy. He also prescribed several other things I could do at home one of which was bed rest each afternoon. I did that and my let pain improved. ten months later I had knee surgery and after that I again started with chiropractor treatment to help me walk better. I was starting to waddle. This has not improved and I have gone to another chiropractor when my back started to feel pain. This has been for five months and the back pain has diminished but the legs have seemed to weaken and the waddle still occurs especially when I am tired or haven't slept well the night before. I am beginning to think seriously about surgery because my back radiates weakness to my legs and walking has become difficult although I walk my dog each morning for about twenty minutes.

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