Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 220 lbs
  • South Williamson, KY
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Somasundaram
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Stretching
    Not Improved
    Massage, Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Physical Therapy

History of DDD for 10 years, but able to work/function. Initial injury 12/13, moving a hospital bed (unoccupied ) when wheels jammed. Caused muscle strain which increased pain from DDD. Went through several months PT, until an overzealous day caused worsening of symptoms and pain. Now, Mainly do isometric core exercises, resistance exercises for shoulders/upper back, and stationary bike. Have had to retire from nursing, daily take muscle relaxers and NSAIDS, and several days, narcotic pain meds.

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