Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 5' 8"
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Martinez and The Joint (chiro)
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis

Treatment Ratings

    Swimming, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen
    Not Improved
    Supportive Shoes, Rest, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Chiropractor, Ice

I was injured at work right years ago as a Producer Assistant Mgr when I was knocked flat on my back. A month later when I returned to work I picked up a box of bananas and the bottom dropped out. I developed sciatica and quit my job when staff thought I had a stroke because I was dragging a leg. I went to school as a medical assistant and self diagnosed Piriformis syndrome with sciatica because any MRI came up neg. To this day I still walk uneven and chirp only gives me a day after of pain, and doctors push pills or tell me it's all in my head. It is maddening and aggravating because the weight I lost came back and I know that doesn't help. I'd go to Spine Center in a second but the deductible is really high even with my insurance. I can't walk without the use of a cane and I don't want to live like this any more!!!

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