Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 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, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Massage, Ice, Acetaminophen, Heat, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Had bilateral total knee replacement which I was told migh help back pain. Nope. Finally had X-rays discovered oa,spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease,scoliosis. I expected the oa since I've had arthritis in my feet since my early 30s. Also severe in both knees. Unable to take NSAIDS. Stretching helps a little. Steroid injections help at most for 3 weeks. New orthopedic shoes help a little. Surgery is not an option due to the extensive area involved. Also not willing to have surgery due to my age. Able to continue to do some housed chores. Others require hiring someone or depending on my children. Not very happy about the whole thing

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