Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 190 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Chesapeake,.Va
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Wenke
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Compression fracture

Treatment Ratings

    Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Cortisone Injection
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Brace, Rest, Ice, Swimming
    Spinal Fusion Surgery, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Mattress Change, Surgery

It all started when I was moving fireworks in a wheelbarrow and when I went to lift the handles I felt&heard a loud POP in my back.That was in 1981.I have had back problems ever since. Probably didn't help that my business involved lifting and handling animals for a living!'And the fact that I don't give in to the pain and keep going sure doesn't help. But when you have your own business and everyone is counting on you,what else can you do?

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