Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 110 lbs
  • 5' 2"
  • Topanga, CA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
  • 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? Rarely
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
  • Marital Status Single
  • Employment Status Retired
  • Tobacco Use No
  • Alcohol Use Rare
  • Pain level (1-10) 4
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Neck-pain
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Compression fracture
  • Pain areas Inside right knee, Inside left knee, Right leg, Right ankle, Right foot, Lower back middle, Lower back right, Back of right knee, Back of left knee

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Mattress Change, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Rest, Massage, Walking/Hiking
    Not Improved
    Meditation, Inversion Table, Medical Marijuana, PEMF Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Acupuncture, Supplements, Prolotherapy, Physical Therapy,
    Feldenkrais Method, Pilates, Yoga, Swimming, Chiropractor, Strengthening Exercises, Home Exercise Program

I have 4 herniated disks. I hike and stretch a little and am managing basic Tai Chi, but most anything else -- yoga, core strengthening, Chiropractic etc. increase my pain.

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