Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Winslow Me
    19
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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, under 1 month
    • 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? Excruciating
    • 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 30 minutes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen, Weight loss, Heat, Swimming, Medical Marijuana,

    Taking care of my mother cooking Cleaning laundry doctors


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • FrenchLick IN.
    16
    Aug2019
    • 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 6-18 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • 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)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Chiropractor
      Improved
      Stretching, Ice, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy, Meditation, Swimming, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Opioids,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table

    I have R.L.S Fibermyalgia sciatica osteoarthritis back issues. Shoulder issues. Wt.issues.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • perkins Oklahoma
    15
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Not at all
    • 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 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 1 hour
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Chiropractor
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Supplements, Meditation

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  • Jo Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Ft. Wayne, IN
    15
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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, under 1 month
    • 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 Several times every night
    • 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), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Stretching,
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    I'm in pain all the time and if I do anything, like house work or my job makes it worse


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Bayonne NJ
    14
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never