Spinal Fusion Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Tina Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Russellville Alabama
    13
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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 over a year
    • 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 All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • 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, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Rest, Weight loss
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Other, Heat, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    Affects everything in my life . Almost home bound . I hurt so bad all the time I only do exactly what I absolutely have to do


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  • Randall Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 215 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Allegan Michigan
    05
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Traction,

    Walk as much as I can eat good things stop smoking


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  • Joanne Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Estonton Ga
    31
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • 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 over a year
    • 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 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 Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure, Insomnia, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Heat, Opioids,
      Worsened
      Epidural

    I can't do anything physical without psin


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  • Tony Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Palatine Illinois
    27
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • 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
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • 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, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, Supplements, Walking/Hiking, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Swimming, Epidural, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Heat,
      Worsened

    Wake up with pain, and Deal with it with anti inflammatory drugs and supplements