Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 313 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Grand Rapids, Mi
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 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? Yes, under 1 month
  • 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? Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Stretching, Heat
    Not Improved
    Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Opioids

It also causes pain from my right knee down to my ankle. I gimp around all day and carry a heavy bag. I'm a Home Health Registered Nurse and drive alot. I had bilateral knee replacement surgery in 2003 and the other in 2005. I developed a staph infection in the right leg that's bothering me now. The right knee frequently " gives out " during the day.

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