Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • Cottonport,La
23
Apr2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Hearndon Jeansonne
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Oral corticosteroids, Cortisone Injection, Rest
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Postural Modifications, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Massage, Meditation
    Worsened
    Ice, Physical Therapy

I was in a car accident 49 years ago and fractured 2 vertebrae. I had a laminectomy and went on with my life.I had very little problems until i broke right femur 6 years ago. I seemed to recover and was given a clean bill of health. Within the following year i began to stumble and fall and went from walking normal to using a cane and then a walker and finally a wheelchair. No one seems to really know what is wrong with me. I have seen about 20 doctors so far and my diagnosis is" Extreme neuropathy of undetermined origin". I firmly believe i am allergic to the titanium rod in my right leg. No one will give me the Melissa Test, which is the only test that will determine that. My back pain is mainly from being wheelchair bound.I was a Chef before this and very active.


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