Ed 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 168 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • Thousand Oaks, California
30
May2019
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
  • 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? Not at all
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 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? Horrible
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
  • 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, Osteoporosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Rest, Mattress Change, Epidural
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Acetaminophen, Weight loss,

I have had progressive spinal stenosis and myelopathy for over a decade. I was backpain free until I was hospitalized recently (Apr 2019) for four days on IV for a UTI followed by two weeks of Amoxicillin. My backpain has returned with a vegeance! My Orthopaedist says that four days in a hospital bed could be responsible and has given me a referral for an Epidural.


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