Beatrice 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Mo
01
Jun2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, McKenzie Method, Cortisone Injection, Heat
    Not Improved
    Mattress Change, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Brace, Rest, Ice
    Worsened
    Epidural

My back problems are not caused by any accident or injury. Some are birth defects. Other life style and possibly age. Soaking in a tub of warm water helps me the best but one cannot stay in a tub of warm water.Pain pills sometimes take the edge off but can make my head fuzzy so I tried various herbal remedies and found CuraMed 750mg soft gel capsules to work about the same as oxycodone or morphine for me. I have been told my muscles are atrophying so next week I am going to PT and have them show me what to do at home to strengthen my back muscles . Also need to know what not to do. Warm weather helps as does being in the sun with my back to the sun's rays. Cold, damp, rain make it worse.


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