Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 166 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • rogersville, tn
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • 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? 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? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, Compression fracture, Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Cortisone Injection, Rest, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Surgery, Ice, Heat, Opioids

would it have been better to not have had kyphoplasty surgery when my vertebra started compressing and should I have surgery for my spinal stenosis? should I be more active or rest more for pain relief? Would having nerves killed or burnt be a help for this type of injury and pain?

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