Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 163 lbs
  • 6' 1"
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
  • 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? Rarely
  • 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? Mild
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Physical Therapy, Heat, Walking/Hiking,
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

I dance twice a week for 2-3 hours, walk 2-3 time a week with steep uphill climbing about 4-7 hours a week plus I swim 2-3 times a week for 1 hour. I feel the pain mostly after sitting or at the later part of the dancing and sometimes on the hikes.

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