Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • manson iowa
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
  • 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? Sometimes
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
  • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
  • Standing without back pain One hour
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
  • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis

Treatment Ratings

    Ice, Rest, Opioids,
    Not Improved
    Chiropractor, Heat

bulging discs---becomes inflamed and presses on nerve--causing pain and discomfort--take pain meds and do stretching---got inversion table--it helps--dr put me on traction table--this also helps---still have some bad times but seems to be less severe opoids help --Tylenol--

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