Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 146 lbs
  • Huntington WV
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Ice, Stretching, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications
    Almost Cured
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change

I've been a gardener for many years. At age 71, I no longer get on hands & knees for much of anything. I have tools to fit my needs, take care of my back, go easy on chores. Don't try to get it all done in a day. Today I am having a lower back episode. I'll not walk my usual 2.4 miles; will take 1 naproxen 375 morning & 1 220 nite; use tens; stretch frequently and things will go back in place. I'll feel much better by noon. Here, temp is too cold for me to apply ice but I may later. Thanks for asking. Maybe this will help someone else.

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