Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 6' 1"
  • Park Ridge, IL
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? Always
  • 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? Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Ice, Rest
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Mattress Change, Epidural, Swimming, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Brace, Chiropractor, Opioids

It affects every single aspect of my life, I can’t do any physical activity because of the pain, when I go shopping I need a shopping cart so I can walk around the store, I sit in my recliner most of the time, try to go in my bed only at night and I only sleep a couple of hours because the back and neck and hip pain wakes me up then I end up in my recliner for a few hours till the pain wakes me up again so I only get 2-3 hours of sleep all night, then I’ll take a few naps during the day because I’m so tired from getting no sleep during the night, this has been going on since my first surgery which was 12 years ago

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