Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 160 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Ellinwood Kansas
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • 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
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Surgery, Acetaminophen, Strengthening Exercises

I don't really have much of a life, I sleep a lot due to some medications, but we have a dog so I have to let her in or out, My husband gets upset with me if I mention how much my back hurts. I forget easily, I forgot a Dr, appointment that I had to have blood work done first....I sometimes make supper, sometimes I don't...I don't feel up to standing too long. I cannot help that my back hurts and some times it gets pretty bad...I haven't had any pain pills for a long time. I need to call Dr. to write me a prescription. I cannot help having pain and not feeling up to doing things. This cold weather and upcoming rain then snow has made my back hurt a lot more than usual lately. I put ice and heat on it, helps a bit. I don't do things like I used to, don't go to the stores often, if we need something I ask my husband to pick it up after work as he works in the town I grew up in and about a 10-20 minute drive depending on traffic, he'll to the WalMart to get groceries if we or I nee

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