Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 178 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • Silver spring, Md
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • 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, under 1 month
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Ice, Massage, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes
    Not Improved
    Stretching, Swimming, PEMF Therapy

I cannot perform my work task that I am suppose to do. I have two jobs, working for NEX retail store as full time associate and then once/week at a Hospital working as a surgical tech. I am constantly standing for 8 hours, lifting 30-50 lbs. of merchandise and 100-200 plus pound patient. When I get home, I try to rest and lift my legs and do massages, it helps a little bit. But once I lay down, the pain at my lower back comes back and I had to lie on my left side to relieve the pain. Please help me. I have been in constant pain since 2011 and up to now, I can't find any relief from it. It is so depressing that I cannot enjoy my work that I love so much and also worried that I won't be able to take care of my husband and daughter, in which they are the two most important person in my life right now. I need to be healthy for them, because they still need me. So please help me find the solution of my condition, I am so desperate already. Thanks. Yours truly; Maria Avila

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