Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 177 lbs
  • 6' 0"
  • Charlottesville VA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Mark Schafrey
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Cortisone Injection
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Postural Modifications, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Physical Therapy, Epidural
    Not Improved

Cause not known. Strain/counter strain physical therapy helps, as does water exercise for core strengthening at Augusta Health Lifetime Fitness in Fishersville VA with personal trainer. Prescribed by Neurosurgeon Dr Mark Schafrey at UVA. Goal is to avoid surgery.

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