Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 200 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • Visalia, Ca
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? No pain
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
  • Walk with no pain 1 mile
  • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
  • Standing without back pain One hour
  • 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 Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Scoliosis, Compression fracture, Spondylolisthesis, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Ice, Heat, Inversion Table, Walking/Hiking
    Not Improved

I am limited to doing only what activities are necessary and physical therapy. Seeking an alternative to back and neck surgery for a long term surgery, but alternatives are highly cost prohibitive.
Recently have had steroid and cortisone injections in lower back and neck. Both reduced pain significantly and very pleased with the results thus far. Legs at this point seemed to be the larger pain issue. Will be pursuing treatment for it.

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