Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 185 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Missouri
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Opioids, Heat, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice
    Not Improved
    Massage, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Acetaminophen, Brace, Cortisone Injection, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Didn't really have any injury, at least that I am aware of. Have scoliosis, so I imagine that is some of my problem. My lower back constantly hurts. I have done physical therapy, had MRI's, CAT scans, etc. I am referred to a doctor, and basically all they do is try to find another problem with me, since apparently they can't do anything for my back pain, so I'm referred to another doctor for the new problem the 1st doctor found. I have been to 5 different doctors in the past year, and only one of them has addressed my back pain, which was lumbar injections. Since virtually all of my lumbar disks are bulging and protruding, along with degenerative back disease, apparently there's nothing that can be done, or at least that any doctor has been willing to share with me. I'm finding that if medical doctors can't cut it out, or off, or prescribe a pill, then you're pretty much out of luck. Anyone have any similar back problems, and did you find any relief???

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