Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 186 lbs
  • New Castle, PA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Stoner
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain

Treatment Ratings

    Epidural, Rest
    Not Improved
    Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Chiropractor, Brace, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery

Began with right leg sciatic pain in 2004. Had PT, and traction; and was on Prednesone for almost a month. Pain went into remission until 2008. Pain was from lower back to knee. Could not walk on leg. Pain graduated into foot and toes. Began PT. During PT pain began on left side of lower back to foot. PT actually made it worse. Ended PT. Years subsequent went to several Chiropractors, had several epidurals, razotomy, trial for stimulator (did not work), physical therapy, nerve block, finally had laminectomy. Failed back surgery. Still seeing pain management Doctor..

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