Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 197 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Spokane, Wa
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Idaho Pain Clinia
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • 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? Never
  • 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? Distressing
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
  • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
  • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
  • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
  • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Pilates, Swimming, Opioids, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest,
    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Acupuncture, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Chiropractor, Ultrasound Therapy, Supportive Shoes, Supplements,

I have a pain pump in my left hip. I am on Dialaud. I use a walker. When I stand for even 2 minutes without my walker my back goes into spasms and the pain is a 10+ My primary doctor referred me to physical therapy. he said it is due to tight hip flexors and gave me a set of exercises to stretch my hips and quads. I had both knees replaced. When I had the rt. one done 3 weeks after it was done I sat in a low chair and tore my rt. quad tendon. I could not be repaired so they inserted a cadaver aquilles tendon and it is very tight.

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