Weight loss for Lower Back Pain

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  • April Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • South Windsor Ct
    23
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Always
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, 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

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Other, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Acupuncture, Rest, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss,
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Epidural

    Can't make any plans to do a lot of walking. Can't shop if a lot standing involved. Can't do amusement parks casinos. can't go out dancing. Can't sit long either. Frustrating. Done yoga physical therapy massages hydrobed therapy acupuncture epidural steroid injection many many pills


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Sacramento California
    23
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Acetaminophen, Ice, Stretching, Heat,
      Not Improved
      Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Walking/Hiking,

    My lower back hurts of course having two children has put a lot of stress on that area. I work for The Home Depot part time.


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  • Alice Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 211 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Applevalley California
    19
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? 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? Always
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • 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 No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    It is hard to do anything some times I can not move and some times I am barely able to walk


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  • Dee Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 240 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Xenia Ohio
    19
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ 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? Often
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • 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 Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Heat, Acetaminophen, Ice
      Not Improved
      Rest, Weight loss, Mattress Change, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Supportive Shoes, Physical Therapy,

    Currently on disability due to back pain.
    Just had hip replacement


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  • WILMA Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Columbus Georgia
    17
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months