Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 165 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Wise, Va
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? Always
  • 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? Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Physical Therapy, Opioids,

I can't do much of anything. My lower back, hips and legs hurt terribly. I have to pace myself on what I can do. I can't stand up a long period of time. If I do I'm in so much pain I have to sit down. I'm on disability because I can't work. I'm losing muscle in my left leg because of the sciatica nerve damage. I have bad headaches all the time because of my back of my neck is so stiff and hurts so bad. In other words, I'm miserable. Mary Duncan

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