Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 247 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Albany GA
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Ukoano
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Heat, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation

Well, the onset of my condition was critical. I woke up one morning in 2008, in severe pain, couldnt walk. It took me 4 months b4 I could see my primary Dr. She was in some type of training, so I saw other doctors and had to endure the pain. Everything they prescribed didn't work. Finally I seen her. She sent me to take an MRI, then to a muscular skeletonAl clinic. The Dr reviewed my MRI then gave me 3 options. 1st was, therapy, 2nd was shots, and 3rd was surgery. I chose therapy, and then shots. I refused surgery. Now, I'm not 100% cured, but I'm about 75% better. I get around better, with minimum pain. I have good days and I have bad days. I try not to over exert myself, but when indo, I try to rest, and then I'm back to myself.

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