Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 250 lbs
  • Owensboro, Ky.
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Eggers
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    Massage, Heat
    Spinal Fusion Surgery

Was injured by being hit in lower back and underwent two surgeries then finally had cage fusion. Am now on disability. Was put on 5 pound weight limit. No bending, stretching, standing for long periods, prolonged sitting. I have gained a lot of weight since being injured due to inability to walk for long or do any strenuous exercises. I have been very depressed and that has caused me to eat more than I should. Before injury I was very active, went to the gym, horseback riding, etc. My first surgery was in 2000. My last was in 2004. Last year the pain got so bad that after 5 minutes of walking I have to sit or my legs give out and I fall. I called the doctor's office and was told that I still have an outstanding balance that I was unaware of since my bills went through worker's comp. and the doctor will not see me any longer. I've had MRI and it shows that I have another disc that is bulging. Is there anything I can do for this without having surgery?

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