Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Long Beach, Ca
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Sometimes
  • 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? Discomforting
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Swimming, Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest,
    Not Improved
    Traction, Supplements, Brace, Mattress Change, Epidural, Supportive Shoes

I have basically been aware of places to sit because sitting really takes the pain away. Walking for any time is difficult - sitting is such a blessing. I swim for activity. And I do some stretching and core exercises on the floor mostly. I am a conductor of choirs and orchestra and this causes pain as well. Sitting is what is best for me.

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