Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • watertown SD
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Retterath
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Rest, Heat, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Not Improved
    Mattress Change, Epidural, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supplements, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Brace, Cortisone Injection, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

The injury started in 2001, back painfrom work as housekeeper. 2006 Seemed to get a little worse and since then it just gradually kept hurting more. So in 2008 started seeing a pain Doctor and he started me out with muscle relaxers, which I was already on, but prescribed me different kind, then put me on gabapentin which I also tried with PCP but a different dose and put me on pain killers vicoden, which I also tried before but @ 10 mg, tried all top 8 narcotics had a spinal cord stimulator implanted in 2009, switching back and forth on narcotics various mgs. Many Physical therapies from 3 different companies, doing PT now seems to hurt more than before. had many epideral injections with one to two day relief, and pain was right back. Had MRI's, CT scans, mylograms, X-rays and one surgury for herniated disc. Now I am sitting here with no help at all, waitning for another paindoctor to help me. Im thinking of moving to Colorado for pain relief options. Been to ER twice in last 3 weeks and no relief. Was prescribed ketorolac 10 mgs Saturday and not helping. No pain meds. I am so tired of this constant burn and aching I seriously feel like I have no relief in sight.

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