Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 158 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Edwardsville, IL
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Tibor kopjas
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Stretching, Yoga, Postural Modifications, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Mattress Change
    Not Improved
    Meditation, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Traction, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy, Epidural

Fell down a flight of stairs December 2014. I have had 3 sessions of physical therapy with no improvement. I have been to a chiropractor, have had massages, used a tens unit, steroid injections in my back and both hips as it is my hips that really pain me. I've had 3 rounds of steroid injections in the last year and I'm scheduled for another one in December. I'm not happy with this type of treatment but no one is suggesting anything else. They do tell me surgery is not a necessary option.

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