Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 162 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Ratings

    Weight loss, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Surgery, Strengthening Exercises, Acetaminophen
    Not Improved
    Heat, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation

I have been struggling with spinal stenosis for about 18 years. I have had cortisone injections, physical therapy, electrical stimulations, cervical fusion, minimally invasive lumbar decompression, lumbar fusion, Lyrica, Neurontin/gabapentin, and more. Nothing has given lasting relief. My legs and feet hurt almost all the time. It is a nagging, burning pain. I have resigned myself to having to live with chronic pain, but am open to trying new possible solutions. I am 66 years old and exercise regularly, but am a little stiff and clumsy at times.

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