Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Bradenton, fl
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Gehgt
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Swimming, Cortisone Injection
    Mattress Change, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Massage, Ice
    Not Improved
    Inversion Table, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Heat
    Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy

Bone sprints in lower back & hips for about 30 years...I walk or swim about an hour per day...sometimes with a walker...I'm wondering if taking so many cortisol shots is going to have some not so good long term effects...

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