Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Columbus, ohio
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Shehadi
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Compression fracture

Treatment Ratings

    Ice, Rest
    Not Improved
    Oral corticosteroids, Chiropractor, Stretching, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Inversion Table

I am on a long road of treatment. I have always had neck and shoulder problems and dealt with them by using ice, icy hot, TENS unit, and chiro treatments. Lived with the pain. In 2011 I was in a car accident and had ct at hospital where they told me I had thoracic fractures but not from the wreck. I have Lupus and have been on chronic prednisone. This has destroyed my back. I can't even say what all is wrong. When they did the mri of middle and lower back the radiologist said I should have a cervical one done from what he could see at the top of the thoracic. That changed treatment plan as C5-C7 were bad and compressing my cord. So last July I had that fixed. I have a plate and screws. I am now getting ready to schedule the thoracic procedure which is just putting some sort of glue or cement in a few places. Then last surgery is for low back. Large disc protrusion and doc said it will have to be surgery. Legs are very weak right now and I have neuropathy from diabetes.

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