Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Martinez, CA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
  • 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? Sometimes
  • 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? Discomforting
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
  • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
  • 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 Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
  • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Additional conditions Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Not Improved
    Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

I have a strange condition with my back in that I wake up from pain during the night, every night, usually around 3-5am. The back pain dissipates once I have been seated for a few hours. Elevating on a wedge pillow also helps with alleviating the pain. No one has been able to provide a diagnosis or effective treatment.

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