Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 225 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Danville, IL
18
May2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Brace
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Epidural

Medication keeps pain in check and sciatica episodes at bay. All the above treatments are indeed temporary fixes, which include (Tweeter) inversion table, /tens unit, DR. Ho decompression belt, Medication (40mgs) OxyContin. Physical Therapy in Chicago was good but was extremely expensive copays upward of $90 a visit 3X weekly on a fixed income. Could not keep up with that expense. Currently seeking treatment through LSI Laser Spine Institute, Cincinnati, OH in June 2016 as a last resort.


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