Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 4' 11"
  • Anderson , Indiana
29
Mar2017
  • 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? All the time
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Opioids, Cortisone Injection, Massage
    Worsened
    Traction, Strengthening Exercises, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Discectomy Surgery

I also have a spinal cord injury with scare tissue that has grown around my spinal cord . This happened during my surgery . A peace of bone cut my spinal cord. It was glued to stop the spinal fluid from leaking out . This happened 11 years ago and has impaired my whole life. I cannot do anything with out being in sever pain .I also have Esophagus problems ( Gerds ) and cannot take pain medicine .


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