Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 204 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Oceanside, CA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver San Diego Spine & Rehab
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Mattress Change, Traction, Heat, Strengthening Exercises, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Stretching
    Acetaminophen, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Herniated two discs at work but did not want worker's comp due to delays and poor care. It was the worst pain I've ever experienced. Traction, decompression, physical therapy, and acupuncture helped, but two years later my discs are still bulging and I suffer from occasion sciatica and hip pain. I have a clicking in my hip when I walk. I just expect that I will never be the same. I do hope that one day the pain goes away.

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