Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 235 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Miami
03
Oct2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Stretching
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, Epidural
    Worsened
    Spinal Fusion Surgery

Have had 4/5 lumbar laminectomy and one lumbar surgery where they thought I had two new herniated disc and it turned out to be massive scar tissue. Once scar tissue was cleaned away I went 6 months pain free. Around 7 months later my pain started again and I had L2-S1 lumbar fusion with instruments. In the course of the fusion my left foot developed nerve damage.


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