Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 130 lbs
  • Na
29
Nov2016
  • 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
    Improved
    Postural Modifications, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Supportive Shoes, Rest, Massage, Supplements
    Worsened
    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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