Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 211 lbs
  • Fargo, nd
11
Feb2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Pain clinic
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Mattress Change, Rest, Weight loss
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

It has been extremely frustrating to get treatment that has helped ease the pain. Have been denied medications for pain, have had innefective treatments, overdosed with narcotics that were way to strong, have been called a drug seeker. The only thing that has moderately helped me stay media branch blocks and radio frequency burning of nerve endings. When ever there has been turnover at the pain clinic I have to start back at square one with treatment!


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