Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 205 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • wilkesbarre, pa
09
Jun2017
  • 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? 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? Excruciating
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, Heat
    Not Improved
    Ice, Mattress Change, Meditation, Postural Modifications, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Stretching, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Cortisone Injection, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Worsened
    Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking

Movement very limited.Cannot walk for any length of time. Painful to carry any item over a couple of pounds for more than even a few minutes. Practically have to crawl or pull myself up stairs since painful to walk normally while holding on to railing. I've had 3 cortisone injections and scheduled to have my 3rd injection on round 2 which is nerve root injections. Now experiencing SEVERE pain in right leg between knee & ankle which is improving , somewhat, from this last round of treatment.


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