Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain

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  • Tina Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Russellville Alabama
    13
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Rest, Weight loss
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Other, Heat, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    Affects everything in my life . Almost home bound . I hurt so bad all the time I only do exactly what I absolutely have to do


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 5"
    12
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Excruciating
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy
      Worsened

    Don’t do a lot sence they took my pain meds away 2 years ago they helped me tolerate it I could do more it’s had to watch your grand children being in pain 24/7 I was going to a pain clinic they couldn’t do anything more for me iam on disability no desire to do anything my housework and vacuuming hurts me bad vary depressed no ambition


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  • Martín Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Huntington Park California
    09
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? 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? Distressing
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • 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) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Rest, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Brace, Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acupuncture, Acetaminophen,

    Feeling better whit exercises


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 177 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Lincoln, maine
    08
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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? Yes, for 3-12 months
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching,
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Acetaminophen, Medical Marijuana

    I am exhausted by 5 or 6 pm.