Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 190 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • greensboro nc
25
Mar2016
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver dr elzer/elkins
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Rest
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Ice, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Mattress Change

Lower back pain(severe). Also thoracic and cervical. According to radiologist who did first MRI-he thought I had multiple myeloma due to lack of bone marrow. That was negative. Pain from neck to lower back. When I do any physical activity(walking, sitting, standing for long periods, bending, I have severe pain. This pain radiates in my buttocks and down both legs. Feels as if my lower back swells and from hips down to my knees now I have tingling. Feels neurological when the lower area swells. I sometimes can not control both bladder or my stools. Nothing is showing for the lower back on the MRI other than moderate to severe stenosis. After the surgery on two cervical disk the lower back is still giving me constant pain. Sweeping the floor, raking leaves, bending to tie my shoes, trying to get dressed, and the list goes on. Narcotics knock me out so therefore I cant take them. Any suggestions.


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