Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Ohio
17
Nov2016
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Epidural
    Worsened
    Spinal Fusion Surgery, Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Physical Therapy

I had a fusion and compression of L4 and L5 about ten yrs. ago if I had known I would end up like this I would of not had the surgery. I can not go to the mall, zoo and activities with my family because I can't walk more than 10 to 15 minutes. I have had every nerve block , injection that is offered with no help. I now am on high doses of pain meds to manage pain. I can't even stand up straight . Makes a person think is life worth living like this.


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