Mattress Change for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    01
    Jun2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis
    • Pain areas Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Ice, Rest, Heat, Mattress Change
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Gokhale Method

    I'm actually single. That was a mistake.
    I like to work in my garden, but I stop after 20-40 minutes because then my back starts hurting.


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  • Susan Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 165 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Syracuse, new york
    27
    Mar2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 4
    • Additional conditions Insomnia, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Depression
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis
    • Pain areas Outside right knee, Right leg, Right knee front, Inside right knee, Right hip, Left hip, Back of right knee, Lower back left, Lower back middle, Lower back right

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Stretching, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Rest, Massage, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking, Home Exercise Program

    Not running, bicycling, walking


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  • Alison Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Fayetteville, Arkansas
    02
    Mar2021
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain level (1-10) 3
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Muscle Strain, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia
    • Pain areas Left hip, Right shoulder front, Lower back middle, Lower back right, Lower back left, Between shoulder blades, Behind the right shoulder, Neck right side

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Other
      Improved
      Rest, Chiropractor, Heat, Supplements, Mattress Change, Gokhale Method, Walking/Hiking

    Back pain limits daily activities that I enjoy and could impact my ability to travel and age gracefully.

    I've also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia


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  • Julie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 110 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Topanga, CA
    16
    Feb2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week?