Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 210 lbs
  • 6' 0"
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Kusi Fordjour
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Discectomy Surgery, Ultrasound Therapy, Mattress Change, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Surgery
    Not Improved
    Heat, Strengthening Exercises, Rest, Ice, Oral corticosteroids
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching

I was a 43 yr old female (46 now) who went to a neurosurgeon on Friday and was scheduled for a 3 level ACDF on Monday with a large bone spur as well. I couldn't write, my arms hurt so bad I cried raising them, my bladder was doing its own thing and I my gait was severely altered and I was barely able to walk. I wore a hard collar for 3 months and lost my job of 17 years when I wasn't medically released. A year late c3/4 slipped and c4/5 is herniated. This pain on top of my old pain. I've been waiting on disability for over 2 years. I'm bent over and have chronic pain . Wishing for a better quality of life.

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