Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 148 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • Houlton Maine
01
May2017
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Rest, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, Ultrasound Therapy
    Not Improved
    Postural Modifications, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Ice, Surgery, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

All treatments tried worked temporarily and then I was back to square one!!! Not only has this condition affected my life, it has affected those family members and friends I have. And because of two particular medications I tried, I have other diagnosis to contend with: seizures!!!


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