Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 265 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

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

I' ve had multiple injuries/ trauma( vehicle accidents,lifting, falls, sprain/ strain) and have had multiple txs., as listed. The most beneficial was VAX-D.I did very well for about 5 yrs. Then had 2 car accidents and a fall. Two lumbar vertebrae rotated to the left. I was told that I could no longer have VAX-D. I have had multiple treatments, most beneficial for a period of time. Unfortunately, at age 70, I still think I can do things I did when younger and mindlessly set pain off again.

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