Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 250 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Oral corticosteroids, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Supportive Shoes, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Epidural
    Not Improved

Working in the yard all day. Racking, bending and twisting for 6-8 hrs. Chiropractor helped for awhile. Ice and prednisone took inflammation away. I had the L4-5 fused in2011. That area is fine but now the L3 needs to be fused. Spinal canal is nearly closed off. First epidural helped for abt 10 days. Just had 2nd epidural, not sure if it helped much yet

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