Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 239 lbs
  • 4' 11"
  • Los Angeles
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Khounganian
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Rest, Massage, Ice
    Not Improved
    Acetaminophen, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Swimming
    Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy

I have a collapsed disc, torn disc and bulging disc through lifting unconscious patients in my job as a Critical Care Nurse. Workmans Comp consistently refused to allow a spinal fusion despite 3 surgeons, physiotherapists and pain dr's saying I needed it. They delayed treatment long enough that my Workmans comp and disability money have run out so I need to return to nursing but without my surgery. I've put on 60lbs in weight because for 3 years I could only walk a one block distance - now I'm up to 4 blocks before I need painkillers. Thank you State of California for treating your healthcare providers so crappy.

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