Linda 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 260 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Pahrump NV
03
Jul2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • 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? 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 1 block
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
  • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
  • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
  • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Mattress Change, Opioids, Acetaminophen, Massage
    Not Improved
    TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Ice, Heat, Weight loss, Brace
    Worsened
    Physical Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Epidural, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Chiropractor, Traction,

Makes it difficult to live by oneself having to do all the chores in the house & yard. Unable to do some stuff at all. Since I'm on disability money is extremely tight & can't afford food, medicines that might help or new mattress. Moving around is painful & they want to do surgery again rather than keep me on opiod which were helping till new laws went into effect & now they're force tapering us off them.


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