Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 120 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Richmond, CA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Walking distance with leg pain Less than one block
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little 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? Never
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward Distressing
  • Walk with no pain 1 mile
  • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
  • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 1 hour
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

Treatment Ratings

    Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Rest, Walking/Hiking,
    Not Improved
    Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Swimming

Stretching feels so good. It makes light strengthening possible.

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