Discectomy Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Melissa Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 230 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Rockmart Georgia
    15
    Apr2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • 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? Distressing
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Medical Marijuana, Weight loss, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Epidural, Heat, Rest,
      Worsened

    So stressed and depressed from being in constant pain. Would like to enjoy life again.


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  • Paul Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 172 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Menlo Park, CA
    17
    Feb2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 8+ 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, Other, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids

    This is like a nagging headache that begins and builds during the day. I have a workout routine developed via Gokhle Method that I complete every day except major exercise days--long hikes and skiing.

    Gokhle has been instrumental in increasing the amount of activity over time and eliminating NASIds from my diet.

    Significantly, her decompression techniques provide recovery mechanisms that have allowed me to extend hours of higher activity.


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  • Denise Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Saint Louis, Missouri
    11
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Often
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Walk with no pain I’m in bed most of the time
    • Sitting without back pain I can’t sit without pain
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Meditation, Mattress Change, Heat, Weight loss, Ice, Rest, Brace, Physical Therapy,