Dawn 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Statesboro, Georgia
06
Apr2018
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • 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? Yes, for over a year
  • 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
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
  • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Compression fracture, Scoliosis
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Neck-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, Ultrasound Therapy, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Brace, Rest, Massage, Swimming
    Not Improved
    Epidural, Meditation, Walking/Hiking, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

It makes it very difficult for me to function in my normal daily lifestyle. I have been unable to work as a teacher since I my back was hurt. When my contract was up at the end of the 2016-2017 school year my principal use my back problem from the car accident as a way to say I was unable to do my job so he didn't have to offer me a contract for this year. Which I feel is a total violation of my civil rights.


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