Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 140 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Rising Sun Maryland
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
  • 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? All the time
  • 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? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Pain while bending backward Distressing
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
  • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
  • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
  • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    Oral corticosteroids, Swimming, Mattress Change, Supplements, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Opioids,
    Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking

My daily life is affected in every way possible. I don't sleep much so I'm always tired. I can't stand too long or walk to long it causes worse pain. I can't lay down for too long it causes more pain. I get frustrated that I can't do as much as I would like to do because of pain. I push myself to the limit because I refuse to give up on life but it causes me to be worse in the long run.

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