Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 220 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Spokane
  • 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, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Epidural, Cortisone Injection
    Stretching, Heat, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Meditation, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, Strengthening Exercises
    Not Improved
    Mattress Change, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Acupuncture, Surgery
    Rest, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Several car accidents, horse back riding accident. Anti inflammatory meds hurt my stomach but work very well on rare occasion my stomach will tolerate them. Upright position hurts after about 2. Chiropractic worked very well but over time it doesn't seem to help much. Narcotics work but side effects are troublesome. Changing from bed to chair to bed half way through the night, helps. Heat and ice work relatively well. I can't work for more than 2 hours requires that I take meds Very frustrating and depressing.

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