Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 165 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • New Matamoras, oh
19
Oct2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver W zerick
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Compression fracture

Treatment Ratings

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

I accidentally fell down basement steps about 25 years ago. Problems greatly increased in about ten years. I have had four surgeries of fusions, laminectomy, etc for fractures, arthritis, spondylitis and on and on. Hardware at five vertebrae. Pain was relieved with each surgery. But, three years since last one I am ready to consult surgeon again for further advice since pain management has not been an answer for me. I am walking with cane for pain and balance. No plans to give up.....


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