Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • Utah
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Meditation, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Oral corticosteroids, Epidural
    Not Improved
    Supplements, Postural Modifications, Physical Therapy
    Strengthening Exercises

Have had a round of prednisone recently. The pain went away after a few days but returned soon after i was done with the med. I have also recently went to physical therepy and had traction or decompression. I've had it three times, the first time she set it at 51 lbs of pressure, felt great for a day or two then pain returned. Third time was 53 lbs and a waste of time. Since then been in severe pain every day. Have recently began taking glucosamine again. We'll see what happens. What if this is as good as it gets?

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