Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 142 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Princeton, wv
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Repeat injury? No
  • 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? Not at all
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
  • 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? Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Compression fracture, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Weight loss
    Not Improved
    Oral corticosteroids, Meditation, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Acetaminophen, Cortisone Injection, Spinal cord stimulator (implant)

I do not take any pain meds...everything prescribed resulted in nausea and vomiting or sleep. Cannot do walking exercises. I have tried
limited exercise but have felt no real relief. I receive the most relief from ice and periods of rest when trying to household chores. I am
discouraged that there evidently nothing to be done for my pain which seems to increase each day. I do plan to go back to water exercise which does not cure, but brings relief while in the water.

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