madweser 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Wauconda, Illinois
16
Feb2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Epidural, Massage, Ice
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Chiropractor

Have had right leg pain for almost a year now. It starts in the back right thigh and goes down the side of the right knee to about mid-calf. I have had 3 MRI's: lower back, pelvis, and knee. An epidural worked beautifully for about three weeks, but the pain returned. I am on Meloxicam and Voltaren gel with little improvement. I have tried Diclofenec in the past also. It seems the pain level is a constant 4, sometimes 5 or 6. Physical therapy taught me exercises that I do every day. I sometimes have to walk with a crutch. My ortho said I have spinal stenosis/sciatica/arthritis.


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