Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 243 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Hudson Falls,NY
17
Apr2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • 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? Rarely
  • 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, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • 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 Mild
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Muscle Strain, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, Mattress Change, Supplements, Weight loss, Rest, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy,
    Not Improved
    Ultrasound Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Do to the pain most of the day, it's hard to get anything done. Even fixing meals take forever. I also have fibromyalgia, which doesn't help the cause any. I am currently seeing a neurologist for my problems and should know more in a couple of months.


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