Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 350 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • Hagerstown, MD
08
Dec2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
  • 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
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
  • 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 1-2 Hours
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • 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), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Hip-pain, Neck-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Opioids, Cortisone Injection,
    Not Improved
    Rest, Swimming, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Ice, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Acetaminophen

Daily family lifestyle not being able to do more with family. Projects around the house.


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