Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 197 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • San Leandro, CA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Compression fracture

Treatment Ratings

    Surgery, Cortisone Injection, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Epidural
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Heat

I have had back pain since I was 19, after giving birth to first child. I have had many epidurals over the years, short term relief. I've gone for PT, water therapy, wearing a brace. In 2014 as I was turning in bed I had excruciating pain, it took a lot of screaming and will power to let my husband help me up. I. Next several weeks before seeing a surgeon and having an MRI. Turns out I had a compression fracture. Surgery was one week later. Three months later I had further surgery for slipped discs. Now I have been referred to a pain management dr, he is talking of a spinal stimulator to be inserted. This past Dec I took a rather hard fall, landing on my bottom end, since then my back has been much worse! An X-Ray showed a bulging disc at L-2, I'm not sure this would increase the pain?

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