Ice for Lower Back Pain

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  • Vista Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 235 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • WichitaFalls TX
    23
    May2018
    • 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 None
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, Opioids, Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      Ice, Acetaminophen, Heat, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Rest

    Almost none. Standing for even a little while causes burning pain in lower back.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Methuen, mass
    23
    May2018
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Chiropractor, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Heat, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Brace, Walking/Hiking

    Affects it a lot


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Illinois
    21
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ 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? Never
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Supplements
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Meditation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Pilates, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Oral corticosteroids,
      Worsened
      Rest, Physical Therapy, Heat

    As much as I can which is very little


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Newcastle Delaware
    21
    May2018
    • 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? 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, Ice, Rest, Brace, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy,

    Every day don’t do much haven’t worked gone on 2 yrs on disability don’t do much activities


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  • Alice Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 211 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Applevalley California
    19
    May2018
    • 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 None
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • 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 No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    It is hard to do anything some times I can not move and some times I am barely able to walk