Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 170 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Huntington n.y.
02
Apr2016
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Ortho & pain dr.
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Cortisone Injection
    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Ice, Supportive Shoes, Weight loss, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises

Started with plantar fasciitis , developed cuboid bone fx. In ankle . Out of work one month ! Went back too soon ! No more sick days . Compensating with my gait on feet all day , work in elementary school as case aide . Little chairs , up & down , tying shoes all day ! Sciatica pain developed , became severe ! Mornings bad ! In tears ! Many days after work , in tears ! 6 months of pain! Had cortisone , some improvement , take ibuprofen daily , use ice . Started stretching & some yoga , finally getting some relief ! Not totally pain free every day . Retiring in June !! Hope to improve more then , more time to exercise , more time for me !


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