Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200# lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Birmingham, Al
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Epidural, Rest, Ice, Massage, Surgery
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes

Been told I need surgery. Artificial disc bone graft to replace a disc. Or rods and screws along 3 vertebrae. Or another decompression at one level to remove deterred disc tissue from nerve with a window through the vertebrae.

Can't walk more than 1 hour without severe pain.

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