Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 245 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Highlandville, Missouri
  • 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

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