Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 185 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Arlington,TX
  • 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

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Spinal Fusion Surgery
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Acetaminophen, Brace, Swimming, Physical Therapy, Surgery, Ice
    Not Improved
    Stretching, Cortisone Injection, Supplements, Acupuncture, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supportive Shoes, Rest

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.

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