Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Syracuse, NY
11
Jun2017
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • 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? Somewhat
  • 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? Somewhat
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Massage, Ice, McKenzie Method
    Not Improved
    Chiropractor, Heat, Physical Therapy
    Worsened
    Stretching

I have had problems for over 20 years. It flares up from time to time and makes everyday activities nearly impossible. It might act up if I just bend to pick up something on the floor or carry something that is a little heavy.


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