Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 155 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Tulsa ok
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Pain Management dictors
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Mattress Change, Spinal Fusion Surgery
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Other, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Brace, Acupuncture, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Spinal cord stimulator (implant)

4 fusion surgeries. I now have narrowing with a disk that I also saw a neurologist for last week. He does not think I should have another fusion done but instead have a cleaning out along the spinal cord to get rid of scar tissue & arthritis. I'm going for a second opinion before I have it done. I have had constant pain since 1998. The fusions have gotten rid of the pain in the areas where they are but I have incredible pain in the buttocks area, both upper & lower buttock & down the back legs. It has ruined my retirement & all the plans my husband & I had planned to do. So tired of this.

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