- Age 55+
- Injury Status In Pain
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Scoliosis
I have had lower back pain on & off for several years- worse when standing long periods of time. I had a rt knee replacement in Jan '14 - very successful - 9
Weeks later, had left one done- also successful, but lower back began hurting shortly afterward, went to sciatic pain so bad that I could barely sit, stand orwalk.
Had MRI of spine- not only have severe spinal stenosis, discitis, but it also showed a huge cancerous tumor in my rt kidney-taking up 70% of my kidney.
Because I had my kidney removed, I cannot take any anti-inflammatories.
I've had therapy, shots in the back-
Tens unit, latest was a series of 4 weeks of Neuro-stim system to block out pain to the brain- worked pretty well until the 4th one was removed.