Diane 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 199 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Naples Fl
18
Apr2016
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Michael Lusk

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Discectomy Surgery, Brace, Other
    Almost Cured
    Weight loss, Surgery
    Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Heat, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Massage, Ice, Oral corticosteroids, Swimming

Started around 1990 had cervical microdiscectomy. Then 2 years later same surgery but couple levels down. Then no relief so couple years later had foreminectomy that helped. Then couple years later lower levels of neck and thoracic area surgery. All rods plates screws etc. then this past May 2015 the worst back surgery low to tail bone with rods plates screws etc that almost put me into filing for disability!! Awful pain and slow recovery. Found Tommie Copper website and purchased lightweight back brace to wear under

My clothes. What a relief!!!!! Helped me so much!! There are a lot of copy cat braces that do not work. You must go directly to their website to order. Most comfortable brace I ever used. Adjustable with Velcro and so lightweight I encourage you to try this amazing product for approx $50 well worth it. I did develop neuropathy in both my bottoms of feet and toes. Awful! I am taking Neurotin and rub my feet with lots of baby oil to keep the heat in so my feet stopped from constantly feeling cold. Going to my foot doctor today to see if she has any other suggestions. It's been 1 tough year since my major lower back surgery but I am really starting to feel pain free! Now have to work on this awful neuropathy. If anyone out there has any good ideas please let me know. My email is dianegoguen@comcast.net. Good luck to anyone out there going through a similar situation. And please feel free to email me and we can share information. Oh. I do wear compression knee high socks for the circulation in my feet for the neuropathy that helps.


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