Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Male
  • 255 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • Laredo, Texas
  • 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? Quite a bit
  • 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? Often
  • 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 10 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
  • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spondylolisthesis
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Heat, Brace, Opioids, Massage, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Ice
    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Rest,

Its a daily struggle to brush my teeth and to straighten up same after washing a few dishes. I have to wear my back brace regularly especially when lifting my 2 year old granddaughter or anything heavier then 10 - 15 lbs. Its just frustrating and a daily struggle. I do my back and leg stretches and go for a 20 - 30 min walk with the help of a stick or cane. When shopping at grocery store I tend to lean on shopping cart for assistance.

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