Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 170 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • Biloxi, MS
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Gorman
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Massage, Heat, Spinal Fusion Surgery
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Epidural

I had a fusion of L3-4 in 2009, double discectomy of L2-3 & L4-5, no relief at all, actually feels worse, limited mobility, chronic pain in L5 &S1 area, feels like a butcher knife constantly in my back. Had an epidural last week and no relief. Following up with Dr. to read new MRI results. Surgeon was very rude and didn't care at all about how I'm doing.

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