Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 120 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • Steamboat Springs Colorado
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little 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? Rarely
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
  • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • 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) Not at all
  • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Compression fracture, Spondylolisthesis, Osteoporosis
  • Additional conditions Insomnia, Depression

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Heat, Stretching, Epidural,

I hIke in the Colorado mountains a couple of times a week in the summer. I walk 1 or 2 miles daily. I love to tent camp, but it's getting increasing more difficult to sleep on Thermarests and getting up or down frofrom the ground.

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