Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 112 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Newport News, VA
23
Oct2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver HROSM
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Epidural, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Chiropractor
    Worsened
    Rest, Oral corticosteroids, Weight loss

Physical Therapy worked up to a point, but once stopped pain came back even worse. Same results with chiropractor, TENS electrical stimulation, cortisone shots and epidural. The only thing that has worked is NSAID and an anxiety pill to help me relax. Still looking for answers.


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