Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 250 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Winter Springs, Fl
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for 1-3 months
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Other, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Ice, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Surgery helped for 6 months then pain returned even though I was very careful. Walking and other physical activity makes the pain worse. New MRI shows bulging disc, one that was operated on 9 months ago.

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