Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Lower Back Pain

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  • Ary Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 108 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Norton, MA
    15
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver PT
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Yes, for over a year
    • 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
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Medical Marijuana, Walking/Hiking, Other, Heat, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Opioids, Rest, Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Weight loss, Epidural,

    It effects life in many aspects. Can never make plans and know your going to do it. End up isolated in the house. Then the depression comes. Im 1 1/2 miles in the woods and away from anything! But I can also go for walks regardless of worrying if anyones going to see me looking like crap. Not many travel out this way. I know PT exercises and am preparing a weight room. Im also opiate dependant.


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  • Denise Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Saint Louis, Missouri
    11
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • 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? Often
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain I’m in bed most of the time
    • Sitting without back pain I can’t sit without pain
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Meditation, Mattress Change, Heat, Weight loss, Ice, Rest, Brace, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Walking/Hiking, Acetaminophen, Supplements, Supportive Shoes,

    Being in constant pain is miserable. I often can't get out of bed. It hurts to much to walk or even sit in a chair. Some days I can get up for a little while but not long. I use a wheelchair often outside the house and have a mobility/psychiatric/medical alert service dog.
    I can't work or do any of the activities I used to enjoy. I hate my life and lifestyle right now. I pray every day for someone to help with this constant pain. I've recently been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and PTSD. I'm falling more often and my Dad told my doctor that I frequently stare off into space and can be unresponsive for several minutes. I had an MRI of my brain yesterday, and I'm scheduled to see a neurologist and have a nerve scan done. As my symptoms have worsened I spend more time in bed. I try to be sure to do the various exercises I learned while in physical therapy years ago that can be done while lying down.