Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Weight loss, Stretching
    Not Improved
    Discectomy Surgery

Had disectomy surgery January 2nd, felt some relief at first, but different pain retuned about June. Another MRI showed severe stenosis at same level as disectomy generally caused by scaring. Conservative treatment of muscle relaxant, epidural shots and physical therapy. Not perfect but have seen some significant improvements.

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