Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • M was 380 down to 325 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Canton michigan
13
Feb2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Jeffrey Rosenberg
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Ice, Ultrasound Therapy
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Weight loss, Rest, Massage, Physical Therapy, Epidural
    Worsened
    Other

Injured over 25 years ago from a t bone car accident by a drunk driver. I had several injuries being neck let shoulder s i s located clavicle . Attempted to work as a unit secretary in an ICU/CCU/ER FOR ALMOST 9 YEARS. I HAD A CERVICAL FUSION AT THE CT C6 AND CT I HAVE HAD AT LEAST E0 OR MORE EPIDURAL FACET INJECTIONS .I WAS ON MS CONTINUE FOR ABOUT 28 YEARS WHICH AT LEAST MADE IT TOLERABLE. AS I AGED I AM NOW 61 AND HAVE HAD MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS PLUS WAS DIAGNOSIS WITH FIBROMYALGIA YEARS AGO. I TRIED IN SEPT TO GET OFF OF THE MS CONTINUE AND SUPPOSEDLY THE TREATMENT I RECEIVED WAS A CURE ALL. THEY THEN PUT ME ON SUBOXONE.WHICH I WAS TOLD WAS NOT ADDICTING. I ALSO WAS TOLD I WAS NOT ADDICTED TO THE MS CONTIN,BUT I WAS JUST TOLERANT TO IT. LONG STORY SHORT. I TRIED FOR NEARLY 3 MONTHS AND HAD SUCH HORRIBLE ADVERSEREACTIONS,LIKE BODY TICS AND JERKS AND LESIONS AND RASHES ALL OVER MY BODY. UT THIS DR INSISTED IT WOULD GET BETTER. ONLY WHEN I WAS HOSPITALIZED FOR A POSS HEART ATTACK FID HE SAY THAT I WAS NOT ABLE TO TAKE THIS MEDICINE. NOW I AM BACK AT DR ROSENBERGS OFFICE AND THEY ARE TRYING HYDROCODONE 5 MG 3 A DAY.PLUS THEY HAVE TRIED SEVERAL OTHER DRUGS CYMBALTA AND MANY MORE I AM NOT ABLE TO TOLERATE. I AT PRESENT HAVE K OWN I HAVE AN OVARIAN MASS ON MY LEFT SIDE. I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET IT TAKEN CARE OF DUE TO ME BEING I'LL AND BOTH OF MY PARENTS DYING WITHIN A FEW MONTHS OF EACH OTHER. THEY ARE ALL WAITING FOR SOME BLOOD TEST THAT US ONLY DONE AT ONE PLACE IN THE USA,TO DECIDE IF THEY WILL REMOVE THE OVARY AND TUBE OR IF THEY JUST DO A TOTAL HYSTERECTOMY BECAUSE SHE SAID MY UTERUS LINING IS A GRADE FIVE. I TRIED TO TELL THEM ALL. I AM 61 I HAVE NO NEED FOR ANY OF IT. IF YOU EVEN THINK IT IS CANCEROUS JUST TAKE IT ALL OUT ,THEN MAYBE MY LOWER BACK WILL STOP FEELING LIKE SOMEONE IS STABBING A KNIFE IN IT. MY WHOLE LIFE I HAVE FELT LIKE THE DR'S EXPERIMENTS,BECAUSE I HAVE ALWAYS HAD WEIRD LAB RESULTS FROM THYROID TO FEMALE HORMONES. I MEAN I HAVE BOUNCED BACK FROM EVERY SET BACK I HAVE HAD. MAYBE IT BECAUSE I AM OLDER NOW AND IN MORE PAIN THAN I HAVE EVER BEEN. AND IT IS LIKE THEY JUST DON'T GET IT.I AM AT MY WITS END. SORRY I WENT ON LIKE I DID BUT I GUESS I HAD TO GET IT OUT OF ME THANK YOU.


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