Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 270 lbs
  • Pittsburgh, Pa
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Pain management
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Oral corticosteroids, Heat, Ice, Rest
    Not Improved
    Acetaminophen, Brace, Cortisone Injection
    Physical Therapy, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery

I have been diagnosed since 2002. Injections, spinal fusion, laminectomy, spinal neurostimulator implant. All did not help. I can only walk approximately 20 ft and stand no longer than 4 minutes. The spinal fusion not inly was unsuccessful but has caused incontinence and peripheral nueropathy in legs and arms. I take pain medication to keep my sanity.

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