Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 230 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • 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? 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? Often
  • 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? Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Opioids

It affects every thing I do. I'm 80 yrs old. I am on a list for help, but for now I have to do my own grocery shopping and fixing meals. House gets cleaned as I feel like it, which is few and far between. I very seldom go any place for pleasure. I also have very bad fibromyalgia. Thanks, Rebecca

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