Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 170 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • 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 4 - 6 Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain Less than one 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 Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
  • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Rest, Ice,
    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mattress Change, Meditation, Supplements, Physical Therapy, Stretching,
    Cortisone Injection

I’m uncomfortable going overnight anywhere away from home because I have trouble sleeping and don’t want to disturb the other people I’m staying with.

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