Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 180 lbs
  • 6' 1"
  • Seattle, WA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Never
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
  • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
  • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
  • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis
  • Additional conditions Hip-pain

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Walking/Hiking, Opioids, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy,
    Not Improved
    Heat, McKenzie Method, Stretching

After walking for 5 minutes or so my left foot begins to "slap" the ground when my foot hits the ground. I get pain in my upper left hip / lower left back after walking for 12 minutes and need to stop for several minutes. I can walk for about 20 minutes total and then need to sit and rest due to pain in my upper left hip.

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