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Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 197 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • St. Catharines
07
May2016
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Rawof
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Stretching
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Massage, Acupuncture, Heat, Swimming

I have tried all the ones I indicated and although it gave relief on nearly everyone, it was only temporary for a couple of hours. The pain is constant and if I do house work, lifting, or gardening (which I love) I will be in agony for days. Seems like permanent disability, as least that is what I have been told. They do not advise surgery because of the arthritis.


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