Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 108 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Norton, MA
  • 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 PT
  • 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? Sometimes
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain Less than one block
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
  • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
  • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

Treatment Ratings

    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Medical Marijuana, Walking/Hiking, Other, Heat, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Opioids, Rest, Supportive Shoes,
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Supplements, Weight loss, Epidural

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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