Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 130 lbs
  • Na
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Na
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Epidural, Cortisone Injection, Stretching, Heat
    Postural Modifications, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Supportive Shoes, Rest, Massage, Supplements
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Facet injections work well when they hit the right place.
The shots don't hurt and can be had wide awake, which is what I do. A good one last about 3 months, but you'll still have to take your prescriptions.

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