Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 220 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Greensboro, NC
23
Feb2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Wesley Ibazyebo, MD
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Epidural

No injury. Woke up and couldn't stand erect or walk. Was able to use a walker to ambulate. Used walker for approximately

3 weeks before first epidural and was able to walk without it within 2 days. Second epidural 3 weeks later gave even more relief from pain radiating down thru buttocks and legs. Still have some pain but it is not bad enough for paid meds. The epidural injections will not cure spinal stenosis but it did provide relief for the radiating pain. Eventually, I anticipate the need for surgery but I would prefer to postpone that for as long as possible.


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