Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 120 lbs
  • 4' 8"
  • Central Square NY
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Orthopedic surgeon, Pain Management
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Spinal Fusion Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Mattress Change, Epidural, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Surgery, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Rest, Brace, Acetaminophen, Swimming
    Discectomy Surgery

I was in a car accident hit from behind. I have done every single thing except chiropractic care. I have had an L-4/5 fusion in my back. No difference in my pain, and I have episodes of crushing pain where I can't bend at all. I scream until it subsided.

I have had 3 fusions on my neck from 3 to 5 and my neck is in really bad shape, and progressing everyday!

I am in need of a surgery that will be a fusion, lamenectomy with rods and screws from C-3 to T-3 to try to stop the progression of my stenosis and DDD.

Dr is not sure this will work, and I have a high risk of paralysis if I just let this go...I feel so defeated!

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