Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 113 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Sandy, Utah
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 3
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
  • 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? Never
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
  • 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 Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Mattress Change, Gokhale Method, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Opioids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen, Heat,
    Not Improved
    Acupuncture, Yoga, Meditation, Supplements, Oral corticosteroids, Traction

Back and knee pain keep me from hiking and doing other strenuous exercise. I walk and use a stationary bike. I do the exercises I learned in physical therapy and in the Gokhale Method. I think the Gokhale Method has helped me some. It's only been a month since I've had the foundations class. It's been recommended that I have a spinal ablation for my arthritic back and two knee replacements

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