Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Tx. Colorado
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Variety
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Swimming, Epidural, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Acupuncture, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Lots of treatments Swimming helps for me to get exercise in. Have worked on weight loss . Adding a 4in topper to mattress helps with joint pain. Take one hydrocodome a day

that helps take the edge off the pain. Good shoes with support. Everything I have tried over the years is to keep from having surgery. I have been advised that the surgery would be extensive and possible s year to recoop and then could be worse. I really need a new back and right foot that is affected by a vertebrae pinching a nerve.

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