Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 104 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Norton, MA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 8+ 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? Sometimes
  • 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 As far as I want
  • 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 Mild
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward No pain
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Opioids, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Supplements, Medical Marijuana
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
    Not Improved
    Weight loss, Cortisone Injection

It effects life in many aspects. Can never make plans and know your going to do it. End up isolated in the house. Then the depression comes. Im 1 1/2 miles in the woods and away from anything! But I can also go for walks regardless of worrying if anyones going to see me looking like crap. Not many travel out this way. I know PT exercises and am preparing a weight room. Im also opiate dependant.

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