Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 160 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Warren, MA
05
Mar2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Neurosurgeon, rheumatologist, physical therapist. GP
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Brace, Cortisone Injection, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation

Osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, degenerative disc dusease, dinar stenosis. Have had these issues over last 30+years. Had physical therapy for a number ofyears, but worked, always on my feetteaching, waitressing, retail work. Had fusion on L5 in 2001. Bone on bone. Fusion in 2014 from L2 -L5. Cannot walk without leaning on something . Pain level 6-10 on any given day. More physical therapy, tens unit. Pain meds no help and why bother. Doing at home exercises, but really no relief. Was told it has moved to sacral area. Constant lower back pain, also knife like pains in hip areas. No comfortable position to sleep. Can't really go much of anywhere or just wiping down counters, putting dishes away and I'm in agony. What to fo? Really don't want more surgery, as I've had large loss if blood with last3. Was told before I have any more surgeries, need to see a hemotologist.blood pressure goes down to 49/39 fordays. Needed at least 4 units of blood after last 2. Very depressing.


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