Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 245 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Palatine Illinois
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • 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 3-12 months
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Walking/Hiking, Epidural, Supplements, Opioids, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Oral corticosteroids
    Not Improved
    Swimming, Physical Therapy, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Ultrasound Therapy, Acupuncture, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Massage, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Traction
    Weight loss

Can't walk that good, feet hurt loose balance sometimes,left buttocks hurts. Hard to sleep. After sitting while on my computer when I get up, I walk like Frankenstein and I walk very slowly. I take 6 ale every aday to cope with pain. I have 5 bulging discs, spinal stenosis and a pinched nerve in my lower back that kills me each day. I need surgery with rods, pins and fusion. My neck already has fusion, rods pins and cadaver parts in it already, and really my neck doesn't hurt anymore, but I am limited to the motion going left or right. It's bee not two years and I still have some pain, and now I need another operation. I am really looking for a miracle to cure me. My quality of life sucks. It affects my mood and my demeanor. I need help, the depression is horrible.

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