Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Lyons
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Parkes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • 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, 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? Distressing
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain Less than one block
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Pain while bending backward Distressing
  • Walk with no pain Any distance
  • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
  • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
  • Back pain interfere with sleep 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 2 hours
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
  • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Diabetes, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Neck-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Opioids, Strengthening Exercises
    Not Improved
    Meditation, Heat, Weight loss, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice,

I don't do much, walk a few blocks, very little house work. The injection & pain meds somewhat help. I can walk 1 block to church but no farther without excruciating pain. Causes me SOB, pain radiates down my hip, thigh & even my foot. I don't have a good quality of life, I am alone & don't get out but once a week for church. I am still in severe pain at night, I have insomnia, have severe chronic RLS so I go from being up a couple nights to sleeping day & night couple times a week. It's one exterme or another. Can't do anything without severe pain

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