Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 106 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Rock Springs, WY
29
Mar2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Doctor
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Cortisone Injection, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acetaminophen

Diagnosed with Scoliosis as a teenager-possibly due to right leg being 1/2" shorter-developed /diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 30's. Tried Chiropractor, NSAIDS, oral corticosteroids, cortisone shots, various meds for pinched nerve relaxation. Am on Gabapentin 2 600mg 3x a day they only slow it down a bit-When I was taking the cortosone shots it helped more but don't like taking the steroid too often. Muscle relaxers help sometimes. Was told 15 yrs ago I need to think about some surgery but have only heard bad results.


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