Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Owosso,mi
12
Mar2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Drsheilds,,Primary care
  • 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

    Improved
    Swimming, Ice, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Massage, Rest, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises
    Not Improved
    Epidural, Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

I have been suffering for years. .Hurt back in 1996 lifting.ruptured disc.I had lumbar lamdectomy. I worked til 2008 .it was hard. In 2014,I fell outside over a water hose. In 2014 I fell inside .I got up and started to walk.before ya know it I was down .I hit hard on left side.hurt,hip,low back.really jarred everything.My son said I kicked the chair leg. I went to Dr and she give me muscle relaxers.She ordered PT.I did all that plus swim.Nothing helped.Dr ordered MRI and then was ordered pain management. I went there a year and a half but no relief.I quit.This year 2016,I decided to get ahold of Lazer Spine Inst. My rumatologist suggested PT ,so that is where I am going now.I don't want surgery again but may have to.My quality of life isn't good now.My husband is ill,I have to try and take care of house,bills,pets,shopping and it is getting harder and harder.


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