Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 145 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Beaverton, Oregon
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Distressing
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
  • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
  • 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 Discomforting
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Heat, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises,

Saw PT who thought was sensitized nerve root fibers and said go do all usual activity and more to desensitize. This has not worked after 6 months still have daily pain. Exercise does not increase the pain, lifting over 10 pounds exacerbates and is acute for 3 days. Standing yoga poses can exacerbate. I do over 4 hours of aerobics a week (eliptical, stepper and stationary bike 4 days a week and formal yoga class 2 days a week) plus usual activity.

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