Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 5' 9"
  • MO
19
Mar2016
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Compression fracture, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Ice
    Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Massage
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Yoga, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Meditation, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Epidural, Swimming, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Surgery
    Worsened
    Physical Therapy, Rest, Chiropractor, Spinal cord stimulator (implant)

Had some muscle strain on and off throughtout my adult life like many of us do. Butttt , was involved in a auto accident 3 going on 4 years now. It messed me up soooo bad. I was out of town too, nightmare. Anyway had emergency treatment their, but the e.r. docs. said it was strained and maybe some herniation going on from the accident. Got home 3 days later and been down hill since. Had surgery to repair my BROKEN BACK, right away. did alittle better for about a month. Now I am worse off more than ever. I am virtually crippled. I can't walk more that 20 yards, that's one a good day. Constance pain. Can't take naiads, became allergic to them. Can't take codeine or any stronger meds be cause I have Parkinson's Disease which game me gastropariesis--stomach is paralyzed muscles so I have constant constipation. intestinal blockage. not fun. So I am at anyone mercy. If someone out there in this big world can help me just a little I would be ever thankful

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