Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 235 lbs
  • 6' 2"
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Mayfield clinic
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Epidural, Oral corticosteroids, Discectomy Surgery, Ice, Rest
    Not Improved
    Strengthening Exercises, Spinal Fusion Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Surgery, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Chiropractor, Physical Therapy

Cervical Fusion, but bone growth and spurs required second surgery. Lumbar issues are affecting sciatica and fatigue from work. Walking and being on feet for long periods of time. Opeiods helped deal with constant pain, but didn't like their addictive nature and the issues they caused with bowel constipation. the one time that anti-inflammation drugs where used with Cortisone injection directly into the problematic L5 S1 region gave temporay relief

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