Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Weight loss, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Epidural

As indicated above I have multiple conditions that have caused my chronic back pain starting 35 years ago with a ruptured disc and continuing to the present. Initially I had to lie in bed for 7 weeks before healing occurred. Subsequent episodes were helped initially with epidurals and pt but nothing prevented new worsening episodes from occurring. I am presently experiencing excruciating pain and am scheduled for another epidural followed by pt.

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