Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 170 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • FL
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Compression fracture

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Swimming, Surgery, Meditation, Postural Modifications
    Not Improved
    Epidural, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Surgery was a success. PT was too slow, went to a wellness spa for a month. Worked w/trainers, exercise, stretching, treadmill in the pool, sometimes 3hrs a day in the pool. The doctor released me when I retd. Was doing great, but took a fall 6 mos later. Have trouble walking and lifting, but am working on it. My life has been such that I haven't been able to devote the time needed to get back to before the fall, but I am working on it. Good dAys, bad days.

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