Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • pittston pa
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver geisinger pain center pain management
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Yoga, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Meditation, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Swimming
    Mattress Change

Have had leg pain and sciatic pain fpr three years. Found two hrnited disc not bad enought to operate . Went thru all treatment thru pain management in wilkesbarre hospital they say just go get another shot or we can't do anymore for you. Not only do the shots cost a fortune I've had three and they are very painful and none of them relieved my pain. My family dr sent me to geisinger clinic went thru numerous test no mucle damage no nerve damage not a canidate for surgery . The only thing they sugested is more shots and therapy second round of therapy water and land and masage tinis ultrasound still in pain so I was told sooner or late they will hit the right spot with the shots ' Don't want them they just might hit the wrong thing and cripple me. So still going to therapy but have pain everyday and night sometimes it keeps me awake all night. My pain runs down the back of both legs and the butt I can't sit or lay only walk when I"m in pain . I just have to go out of this area philly

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