Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 128 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Salem Oregon
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • 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? Quite a bit
  • 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? Often
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Opioids, Ice, Massage, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Meditation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Rest, Surgery
    Physical Therapy

I have been in pain for five years. Spinal arthritis is the major problem. I had the procedure where they burn the facet joints. Very painful and no improvement. I belong to a Medicare. HMO and there procedures are numbered. You have to do this before you get the next procedure. I will probably be dead before my back pain is gone. I'm 71.

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