Denise 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Saint Louis, Missouri
07
Dec2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
  • Physical activity per week 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
  • 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 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
  • Pain while bending backward Distressing
  • 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 Frequently
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, Mattress Change, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Heat, Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Brace, Weight loss,
    Not Improved
    Acetaminophen, Supplements, Epidural, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Being in constant pain is miserable. I often can't get out of bed. It hurts to much to walk or even sit in a chair. Some days I can get up for a little while but not long. I use a wheelchair often outside the house and have a mobility/psychiatric/medical alert service dog.
I can't work or do any of the activities I used to enjoy. I hate my life and lifestyle right now. I pray every day for someone to help with this constant pain.


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