Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • Chadron NE RapidCitySD
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Several
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Compression fracture

Treatment Ratings

    Heat, Meditation, Ice, Chiropractor
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Discectomy Surgery, Ultrasound Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Mattress Change
    Spinal Fusion Surgery, Surgery, Physical Therapy

Hurt at work lifting 75lbs work comp made me try heat ice first... then a few weeks later see the Dr. and physical therapy after 4 weeks 2 times a week I could barely walk, PT refused to see me until I had an x-ray then I had 3 cortisone injections over 8 weeks with no relief. then more physical therapy for 3 weeks and finally my Dr. recommended to work comp I see a Back specialist. I had a CT scan and a nerve conduction test and a discectomy all in 4 days. after 4 weeks of follow up and no relief I used a tens unit and had an injection directly in my sciatic nerve...6 months later with no relief from any of the above treatments I had a radical surgery that fused L4 and L5 with a bone graft and a cage with 6 inch rods and 4 pins...I have very little use of my right leg I fall frequently have constant back pain/ ache and bilateral leg ache. no relief

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