Spinal Fusion Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Debbie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • New Britain CT
    14
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Sometimes
    • 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), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Massage
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Yoga, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change, Rest, Swimming, Medical Marijuana, Ice, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Pilates,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection,

    My condition affects every aspect of my life. Working, driving, outdoor activities, playing with my grandchildren. I also suffer from insomnia and depression and anxiety. Chronic pain controls every minute of every day. Like a throbbing toothache that won’t go away


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  • Linda Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Pahrump NV
    03
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? Often
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • 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 No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Mattress Change, Opioids, Acetaminophen, Massage
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Ice, Heat, Weight loss, Brace
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Epidural, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Chiropractor, Traction,

    Makes it difficult to live by oneself having to do all the chores in the house & yard. Unable to do some stuff at all. Since I'm on disability money is extremely tight & can't afford food, medicines that might help or new mattress. Moving around is painful & they want to do surgery again rather than keep me on opiod which were helping till new laws went into effect & now they're force tapering us off them.


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  • Val Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 114 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Stuart Florida
    22
    Jun2018
    • 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? 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Medical Marijuana, Brace,
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Inversion Table, Epidural, Swimming, Supplements, Stretching, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Acetaminophen, Heat, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids

    Between the fatigue from RA and fibromyalgia I have no energy or stamina. It hurts to walk and bend. Just trying to keep my house clean is a chore. I rarely go out to socialize.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 237 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Seekonk Massachusetts
    12
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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? 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? 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 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile