Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Hawaii
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • 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? Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Oral corticosteroids, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage
    Not Improved
    Acupuncture, Ultrasound Therapy, Physical Therapy, Weight loss, Swimming

Much of my symptoms happened around 8 yrs ago after retiring from the Health Dept. I worked with infants and children in physical therapy. Had surgery for spinal stenosis 5 yrs ago. This was due my adjusting the straps of a 4 gal. poison pump, while it was strapped to my back.

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