Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 160 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Indianapolis, IN
14
Apr2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Phillip Kingma M.D.
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • 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, under 1 month
  • 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? Distressing
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
  • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
  • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
  • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia, Neck-pain, Arthrithis

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Medical Marijuana, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Ice,
    Not Improved
    Weight loss, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Brace, Rest, Oral corticosteroids, Mattress Change,
    Worsened
    Supplements, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Opioids

It all started with an epidural during childbirth gone wrong. From there pain has gotten progressively worse and debilitating. I've tried just about everything to relieve comfort from back and fibromyalgia pain, short of a total spinal fusion.


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