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Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Lubbock, Texas
20
Mar2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Racz (Grace clinic)
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Mattress Change, Meditation, Ice, Postural Modifications, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Supplements
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Massage, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Swimming
    Worsened
    Epidural

Ok. I have four bulging disc, stenosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, spurs, and a dislocated tailbone. I'm in total chronic distress, a silent agony that I've had to learn to accept. I'm in the process of having a neurosurgeon evaluation of the MRI taken recently. I try not to let it get me down and I have great support. At the moment I'm taking Hydrocodone 10 mg, Lyrica 300 mgs, and Doxepin 100 mgs. This medication helps to take the edge off the pain I guess, because without it it's unbearable. It is frustrating to say the least. If anyone has any advice I would appreciate the feedback. I'm on disability and have been for about ten years. That was and is the hardest thing to accept, not being able to work.


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