Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 138 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Ypsilanti, MI
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Brace, Massage, Chiropractor, Rest
    Not Improved
    Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery

Spinal fusion in 1996 after a car t-boned me after running a red light. I went through many procedures that did nothing but forced to by insurance. I went out of insurance and ended up with spinal fusion which helped tremendously until two years ago when it began to increase pain resulting in spinal fusion again which made pain worse. Insurance once again forced a more invasive procedure. Currently having pt but otherwise lay on the couch and use cane to walk.

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