Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 172 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Strengthening Exercises

No injury at this juncture. I did have an over stretching several years ago that was my first round of problems. This however, began about 18 months ago after a long trip. However, the doctor said the condition happened over a period of time. I still have pain but for the present it is manageable. I have also been told that somewhere in the near future I will probably need to have another injection or the surgery that was suggested that would positively take away the sciatica and give me 80% relief from any back pain. My condition is compounded by circulation difficulties in the legs.

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