Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 8+ 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? Not at all
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
  • 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? Excruciating
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    Opioids, Swimming, Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Rest, Supportive Shoes
    Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

I work in pain and come home from work in pain. On the weekends I am limited to what I would like to do as the pain sets me back. I have to take my pain pills religiously and then that just sometimes takes some of the edge off.

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