Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 302 lbs
  • 6' 2"
  • Houston, Texas
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Satija
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Compression fracture, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Discectomy Surgery, Ice, Surgery, Oral corticosteroids
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Swimming, Mattress Change, McKenzie Method, Epidural, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Acupuncture, Massage, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Chronic acute osteoarthritis since teens. Multiple joint implants, 1st hip @ 30 years old. I hip, 2 knees, 1 shoulder and stimulator implant in spine 2014). Previous diabetes left me with neuropathy in feet & hands. Lyrica helps. I had a gastric sleeve done in 2012 and lost 120 lbs. started @ 430 lbs. still slowly losing weight. I still have lower back pain albeit not as much with stimulator. Piriformus injections (recent) helped recent 2 year bout with debilitating pain on rt side. Helped greatly. I stepped MYSELF off of norco 5/day, morphine sulfate 3/day down to 3 Alieve a day for a year. Only to have to go back on a Fentenal patch, Lyrica and an occasional norco as needed for pain. I'll never be off of cane crutches. I try to get to a pool once a week to do aerobics but live in rural area. Everything is far away. I learn to live with it. It's jest frustrating!

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