sarah 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • apache junction arizona
28
Sep2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 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
  • 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? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
  • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Pain while bending backward Distressing
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, Heat, Weight loss, Rest
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Acetaminophen, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

I am not able to do any lifting , or not vary much lifting over 10 lbs on a good day.

I am on disability so my days , weeks, life is pretty simple. I spread out my chores over the week instead of doing all the cleaning on one day etc...


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