Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 108 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Woodstock, Georgia
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver James Ellner
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery
    Epidural, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Heat, Rest
    Not Improved
    Spinal Fusion Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Meditation, Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Traction, Brace, Massage, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Fusion at L4/L5:S1

Pain just as bad

Facet injections, epidurals, nerve root ablations, decreases pain for 6-8 weeks, pain never totally goes away, affects every facet of my life, on pain medication, which I hate taking but have no choice if I want to do more than exist. Most humbling experience I have ever had. I have done everything ever asked if me and I am trying to accept this is just going to be the way it is. Extremely hard to accept because I have always been a high energy, lover of life person. The part that hurts the most is my family just doesn't understand why I always hurt and am not the wife, mom and nana (grandma) I used to be. Makes me very sad. Thanks,

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