Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 260 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Brunswick Maine
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Sometimes
  • 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, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Opioids, Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, Brace
    Not Improved
    Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Right now, I can't do much of anything. I have had bone spurs removed and used for wedges in compressed disks. My pain level is a constant 6 or 7. I have had spinal stenosis. I am rodded from L-2 to S-1 and have 10 screws. About 2 years after surgery, I started having pain again. Am having another Epidural soon.

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