Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 160 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Tallahassee FL
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, Epidural

Back pain increasing starting at age 50. (I am now 80). Been through usual treatments, meds, PT etc. Radio Freqency Ablation 1 1/2 years ago right side is still effective Fell and injured left side 6 months ago resulting in painful sciatica. Had usual meds and steroid injections with no improvement. Six weeks ago had Left Epidural Steroid Injection with no improvement. Tomorrow I have an appointment with a Neurosurgeon. I want his opinion but very hesitant about surgery at my age!

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