Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 171 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Waterford NY
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Lawrence
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatment Ratings

    Swimming, Heat
    Not Improved
    Surgery, Epidural, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Brace, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Stenosis greatly diminished my ability to walk. Tried physical therapy, epidural (3) rounds for 3 years. Had laminectamy with spacer. Great for 6 months pain came back. After many appointments and finally MRI. Found I had a synolvia (spelling?)cyst on the spine. More surgery removing spacer and fused back. Pain has never gone away. Mobility is very compromised. Can't walk more than 1/8 of a mile without pain and hip, leg and back spasms. Told surgery was a success lol, now told its arthritis and scar tissue. Basically - live with it. Not a good outcome.

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