Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 275 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • NY
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Orthopedic Surgeon, Pain management , Neurologist
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Heat, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Weight loss
    Not Improved
    Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Surgery, Physical Therapy, Epidural
    Spinal Fusion Surgery, Oral corticosteroids

Had PT, heat and tens worked somewhat? Chiropractor gave me an an AC seperation of my shoulder, Massage worked temporarily as so did acupuncture. Epidural shots have to be done every year as they wear off as so do corticosteroids. The fusion does not appear to have worked as I am 6 years out and currently I more pain than before surgery.

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