Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • gained a lot of weight due to pain lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Balt MD
15
Feb2016
  • 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), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Swimming, Stretching, Supplements, Yoga, Discectomy Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Postural Modifications, Meditation, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Mattress Change, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Oral corticosteroids, Surgery, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Ice
    Not Improved
    Acetaminophen, Epidural, Cortisone Injection, Brace, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Worsened
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy, Chiropractor

The surgery helped, but injured myself shortly after. Causing the cycle to repeat itself. Post injury, and a few years, I'm worse off than ever.

I can't afford massage, accupuncture,etc Those were the most effective in treating my pain.


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