- Age 55+
- 185 lbs
- 5' 7"
- 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), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis
Not an injury. All of the above have helped a little. First surgery was the most invasive action and did the most good. That lasted for 5 years until I did some PT that was too strenuous and started the inflammation process again. I have to use my own judgement to determine the activity that I can do. Now the part of my spine below the surgery has degenerated and the scoliosis is causing the spine to curve and cause tremendous pain. I still am in tremendous pain when I stand and walk. Pain pills, ice, heat, water exercise,and canes and walkers are helping some. I hoping to be able to stand without aid for an increasing gamount of time. I'm working on 2 minutes and going up.