Discectomy Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 112 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Brainerd Minnesota
    30
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Muscle Strain, Compression fracture, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Ice, Massage, Heat,
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Walking/Hiking, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Brace, Acetaminophen, Weight loss, Traction, Stretching, Physical Therapy,

    I have had 15 lumbar spinal fusion n I know something is really wrong going on there again about a year ago the pain gets worse n worse but my doctor doesn't seem to believe me


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  • Lina Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 253 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Apple Grove WV
    30
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? 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? Excruciating
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Diabetes, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Swimming, Supplements, Other, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Massage, Ice,
      Worsened
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    It interfeas in my house cleaning and dressing and dometime eben when I goto put my cloth and shoe on .I can go and do my dixhes which should take me about 20 to 25 minutes to do the dishes now it takes me 3 hrs to do them.And when ai go to gien my house I can clean like I did when I was wronger now when when I start to clean I'll gell the dishes done there a lots of stove need. Need get up .


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 216 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Newport, Maine
    30
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Sometimes
    • 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Osteoporosis, Compression fracture
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen, Heat, Opioids,
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Walking/Hiking,

    I have a hard time doing my housework. Standing doing dishes hurts my back. Vacuuming hurts my back. Walking makes my hip hurt and my back.


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  • Susieq Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 208 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Seminole, Fl
    29
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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, under 1 month
    • 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? All the time
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Rest,
      Almost Cured
      Opioids, Swimming, Meditation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Acetaminophen, Massage, Ice, Oral corticosteroids,
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    I'm in excruciating pain right now and am waiting for an MRI


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 138 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Del Rio, Texas
    27
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Knee-pain, Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Supplements, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, Opioids,