Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 130 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • 2001 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Kavek Khajave
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Spinal Fusion Surgery
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Massage, Mattress Change, Ice, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection, Epidural

My spinal cord was pinched and my neurosurgeon, after assuring that I had exhausted all options of treatment, performed the spinal surgery at Piedmont. The surgery was performed by going through my side in order not to disturb the nerves and muscles in my back. It was a laproscopic surgery. I only stayed in the hospital overnight and was released the next day. I wore a full back brace for 3 months, which was not that uncomfortable. When I tried it on before surgery to make sure it was the correct size, it felt wonderful. Can't praise this Dr. enough. Glad I had the surgery, just wish I was able to have had it dooner.

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