Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • West Linn Oregon
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? Rarely
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure

Treatment Ratings

    Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Ice, Massage,
    Not Improved
    Weight loss, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Supplements, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

I fell and broke my neck last year, my Dr. treated me for thyroid problems for 3 months, while I suffered. When they discovered the fractures in my neck, I was sent to emergency cervical fusion surgery. My lumbar spine was messed up horribly before I fell, it caused my fall. I could walk before I fell and broke my neck, but since I fell, the neuropathy in my legs keeps me from walking and I thought that once my cervical fusion healed I would have the ability to walk again, but that's not happening. I doctors are saying that the nerve damage may be permanent. I'm not ready to face that yet. I believe there has to be something out there to help me get my life back. And I'll keep looking until I find the solution.

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