Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 165 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Attleboro MA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr E. Rizk
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Supportive Shoes, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Acetaminophen
    Not Improved
    Postural Modifications, Ultrasound Therapy, Heat, Weight loss, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Surgery, Mattress Change
    Brace, Meditation

I fell back in 2012 and injured my lower back had to have surgery in Oct. That surgery went well was recovering from it. Nine weeks post surgery I was in a car accident re injuring my back. Took me till June and 2 rides by ambulance to the ER cause I could no longer get up on my own. I went through many visits to the er complaining that my back wasn't right, but 6 months later I had to have surgery because I could not get up and use my legs. Scariest 5 days ever. But 4 yrs later I still am in constant pain and may be looking at another surgery. I take 3 pills a day for pain and use medical marijuana as a patient in my state. In combination I find it more useful but it is not a cure all. I still have really bad pain days but try not to allow them to limit me.

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