Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 275 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Noronha
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Meditation, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Epidural
    Physical Therapy

Started with wrong movement. Nothing out of the ordinary. Has gotten better and then reinjured several times over ten + years. The last two years have not gotten better. Just gets worse with short periods of improvement. I've tried exercise, PT (land & water), traction, tens unit, heat, ice, weight loss (60 lbs), 3 spinal injections and the next step is surgery.

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