Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 191 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Indiana
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Ritter

Treatment Ratings

    Spinal Fusion Surgery
    Swimming, Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Surgery, Ice
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Brace, Heat, Weight loss, Massage, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Water therapy for 1 year was wonderful. After surgery I followed doctors instructions for one year and I have been pain free for 4 1/2 years except for 5 weeks when I had a herniated disc above the surgcal area. I still do not lift heavy objects or twist my body. Never want that pain again.

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