Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 240 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Escondido, CA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • 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? Yes, for over a year
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
  • 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 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
  • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression

Treatment Ratings

    Opioids, Rest
    Not Improved
    Epidural, Other, Stretching, Heat, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy,

Am completely depressed about this. It started as soon as I retired 4 years ago. Had to have double CABG before my laminectomy. After all that, I am still in severe pain. I don't want to take NORCO as it makes me sick when I go off them.

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