Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 199 lbs
  • 5' 3"
  • ashland, MT
23
Jul2017
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 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? Often
  • 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), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Massage, Physical Therapy, Ice
    Not Improved
    Acupuncture, Meditation, Supplements, Stretching, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
    Worsened

I walk with a walker and use wheelchair for shopping. I fell recently and hurt worse in butt area. I can't stand this pain and am looking into nerve blocks or ablation but so far only tests and no conclusions. Thinking of lasar surgery


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