Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 192 lbs
  • 6' 0"
  • Stevensville, MD
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
  • Physical activity per week 8+ 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 3-12 months
  • 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? All the time
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
  • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
  • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
  • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
  • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
  • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
  • 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
  • Marital Status Single
  • Employment Status Retired
  • Tobacco Use No
  • Alcohol Use Heavy
  • Pain level (1-10) 5
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure
  • Pain areas  Lower back middle, Lower back right, Back of right knee, Back of left knee, Lower back left

Treatment Ratings

    Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Heat, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Walking/Hiking
    Not Improved
    Physical Therapy, Ice

Always very active for my age (77). Used to walk 2-3 miles daily, lots of lawn work, lifting and a lot of long term standing in part-time retail job. All of the preceding and other activities have diminished to very little activity to none because of pain and sciatica.

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