karenamartin123 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 225 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • winston-salem,nc
09
Mar2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Doctor/Care Giver L.kapural
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Discectomy Surgery
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Spinal cord stimulator (implant)

I have had steroid inj., numbing inj, burning of the nerves in my lower back, spinal stimulator trial then an MI. Start with all the inj. again, stimulator trial again and finally the actual spinal stimulator. that was installed in 2014. Off of all meds except gabbapentin. Now instead of beieng able to stand 5 min, maybe I can stand 10 min in pain. The stimulator has been adjusted so many times that the representive got so frustrated that he told me to read the manuals...I read all these reviews where after surgery for the sttimulator they are out running marathons- While I am still a prisenor in my own house. This has been going n for 22 years. Iam a little frustrated!!!!!!!HELPHELPPLEASE...


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