Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Hendersonville Tn
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Courett. Dr Babat
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Yoga, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Massage, Postural Modifications, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids
    Not Improved
    Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Traction, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Epidural

I have arthritis of my spine. Spinal stenosis in the lumbar region and a bulging disc in my upper back. Chiropractic doesn't help much, physical therapy and massage help some but doesn't cure it. I had a spinal block that was extremely painful and didn't help at all. I've had steroid shots 3 times and they help for about 3 days. I will try accupuncture next but need to save the money as they are expensive. Pain is limiting my activities and interfering with my life!

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