Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
03
Mar2016
  • 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

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat, Weight loss, Cortisone Injection, Ice
    Not Improved
    Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy

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.


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