Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 245 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Highlandville, Missouri
16
May2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Marsha Taylor
  • 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? Always
  • 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? Distressing
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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 Much worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
  • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
  • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
  • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia, Hip-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Heat, Mattress Change, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Supplements
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
    Worsened
    Physical Therapy,

Have to take things slow. Can't do chores around the house.
Walk as much as possible and stationary bike. Experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. Feel isolated. I want to go back to work but can't due to pain.


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