Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 170 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • 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? Not at all
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
  • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Pain while bending backward No pain
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Depression

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Opioids, Massage
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Yoga, Physical Therapy, Postural Modifications, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Epidural, Gokhale Method, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss, Heat, Stretching,
    Swimming, Walking/Hiking

It really affects me life on a daily basis. I love to be active. Walk, garden, cook, shop. I am in constant pain I have to lie down and rest too often. It is very depressing. I feel like I have tried so much and do not feel better.

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