Linda 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 260 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Pahrump NV
24
Aug2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
  • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
  • Back pain interference with travel Pain prevent me from any travel
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Degenerative Disc Disease, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, Insomnia, Depression, Neck-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Opioids
    Improved
    Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Massage, Ice
    Not Improved
    Acupuncture, Oral corticosteroids, Mattress Change, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Brace,
    Worsened
    Walking/Hiking, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Rest, Epidural, Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Traction, Cortisone Injection,

I used to have a QOL ,but now after being forced tapered down from 90mg a day morphine at to 15mg a day my life is over as I once knew it. Movement is so painful, sleep unable to get more than 2 hrs a night. My knees , hips, back, neck are killing me & now my feet are on fire from hypothyroid neuropathy. Used to be somewhat active enough to travel, swim, exercise, housework, shopping, but now I hardly go anywhere or do anything. Was considering going back to work, but now impossible. Was walking unaided bug now use either a cane for short distances of walker for longer stints. Thinking it's time to call it quits before I feel any worse & become a burden to family.


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