Physical Therapy 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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  • Vista Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 235 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • WichitaFalls TX
    23
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Often
    • 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, Opioids, Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      Ice, Acetaminophen, Heat, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Rest

    Almost none. Standing for even a little while causes burning pain in lower back.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Methuen, mass
    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? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Chiropractor, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Heat, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Brace, Walking/Hiking

    Affects it a lot


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 167 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • HIGGINSVILLE ,MO
    22
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? 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? 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 As long as I want
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy,