Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 172 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • East Peoria , Illinois
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Hanna
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

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

Chronic condition...cannot stand or walk for any length of time. When I push to do things, I'm literally in bed for the next few days. In the winter of 2015 I had massages 2-3 times a week and body adjustments, all which helped some, but very expensive on a fixed income. I'm taking doloxitin since 2007 or 08. It has helped some, but feel I am sometimes more depressed. I had a stroke in 2011, which has affected my left side, but am functional. I use a hot tub, but after knee replacement have difficulty getting in and out, it was helpful for my joints. I know I have a low pain threshold. Physical therapy after knee replacement and again for fall fracturing my humerus bone near shoulder joint. Still having pain from those. 78 years and feel much older. Downhill slide that just doesn't stop.

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