Spinal Fusion Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 6' 0"
    • Bs, mo
    07
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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 over a year
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Chiropractor
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Swimming, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Ice, Rest, Brace, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Physical Therapy,

    I am not able to do simple chores. I cannot vacuum. I cant do simple hygiene tasks without help. I have to go to my
    Mothers house to take a shower because I cant get in our tub without hurting myself. It affects every area of my life. I feel less of a person. I cant even be a good mother to my children or be a good wife to my husband
    I often feel like I would be better off dead than this non life I am living. I am worth more dear than alive....insurance. I am not suicidal or have a plan. Just a thought that entered my head.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 166 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • HIGGINSVILLE MO
    29
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest, Supplements, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Opioids,
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Brace,

    NONE


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 221 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Seekonk Massachusetts
    23
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ 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, 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? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Muscle Strain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Mattress Change, Meditation, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Opioids,
      Worsened