Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Meditation, Heat
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Epidural, John Sarno, Oral corticosteroids, Postural Modifications, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Massage, Swimming

Ultimately, getting off the heavy painkillers I was prescribed and starting a walking regimen is what managed the pain, and it's been 25 years and still walking a few miles a day.. best treatment ever, for me.

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