Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Gilbert,AZ
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver David Tom
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Mattress Change, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids
    Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery

Spondololythesis is a congenital problem and back just got worse with age. I also suffer with chronic sciatica on my right side with my leg and fit goinf numb at times. I am now 63. Have had numerous sets of epidural injections , a laminectomy with fusion of L5 S1 2 years ago. Some pain relief for about 6 months, then pain started getting worse again. I have just gone through a series of epidural injections, injection of si joint and a steroid injection in hip with little relief. Just started with test injections for a radiofrequency ablation. It is day 2 and the pain in the buttocks has decreased about half, no relief to back or leg pain.

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