Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 155 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver G Massey
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Ratings

    Discectomy Surgery
    Almost Cured
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Surgery
    Stretching, Chiropractor, Brace, Cortisone Injection
    Not Improved
    Rest, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Ice, Heat, Acupuncture, Swimming
    Physical Therapy

I thought the questionnaire answered that. Rheumatoid arthritis and the all over pain that goes with it made my back pain worse. Lost sleep (from sciatica) and activity requiring walking also exacerbated the pain. I am 7 months out of surgery. Healing has been extremely slow. But I feel so good. I can walk again.

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