Betsy 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 5' 9"
  • SC
18
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, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Postural Modifications, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Mattress Change, Epidural, Yoga
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Ice, Swimming
    Worsened
    Physical Therapy

Ruptured a disc at age 23. Back pain ever cents. Foraminal and central stenosis, herniated discs and more. Had difficulty walking for years, but now it has become serious. I am having to use the scooter to walk any the distances, do grocery shopping, etc . I also cannot stand for more than a minute or two. Just want to quit work. Dr. says there are too many places that need fixing to do surgery. Funny I'm now letting people know my limitations instead of hiding them. It has been so freeing. Now I can take my scooter and go where I want to go. I have given up going so many places because everything required walking.


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