Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 198 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • New York city ny
17
Oct2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Injections ADD medication doctors say I I need a traditional spinal disc Fusion operation the spinal cord is in Jeopardy and dis deteriorating L5 L4 lower back injections in the spine sometimes with work when doctors would get to the right spot that was n
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Cortisone Injection
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Worsened
    Strengthening Exercises

Not too good injections sometime work in the spine when doctors could find the right spot had some bulging do two injections and pain get worse and so it was stopped now I am on medication until they get to the surgery which I fear very much I have had MRI done twice as years have gone by it has worsened and now it's gotten to surgery as I said before I feel the surgery I don't like the idea of having some firing Metals put in my back


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