Spinal Fusion Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 187 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Corpus Christi Tx
    02
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • 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
    • 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? Excruciating
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild 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 Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Compression fracture
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Depression, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Meditation, Other
      Improved
      Epidural, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Weight loss, Oral corticosteroids, Rest
      Not Improved
      Brace, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Massage, Heat, Stretching,

    I don't do nothing now that they took my pain pills away I've been taking them since I was 15 when I broke my ankle and I've had so many surgerys that fuck I need my meds I'm so depress now and just sit on my recliner and that's it


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  • John Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 247 lbs
    • 6' 4"
    • Mooresville, Indiana
    28
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • 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 Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Depression, Diabetes, High blood pressure, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss, Mattress Change, Opioids,

    none and my surgery was done in 1970


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 282 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Sparkman Arkansas
    24
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • 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 3-12 months
    • 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 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 Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest
      Not Improved
      Opioids, Mattress Change, Heat, Acetaminophen, Brace, Cortisone Injection,
      Worsened
      Stretching, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Yes it does restrict your daily life things u use to do u don't do anymore


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  • Linda Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Pahrump NV
    24
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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? Excruciating
    • 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 prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Degenerative Disc Disease, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, Insomnia, Depression, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Massage, Ice
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Oral corticosteroids, Mattress Change, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Brace,
      Worsened
      Walking/Hiking, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Rest, Epidural, Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Traction, Cortisone Injection,

    I used to have a QOL ,but now after being forced tapered down from 90mg a day morphine at to 15mg a day my life is over as I once knew it. Movement is so painful, sleep unable to get more than 2 hrs a night. My knees , hips, back, neck are killing me & now my feet are on fire from hypothyroid neuropathy. Used to be somewhat active enough to travel, swim, exercise, housework, shopping, but now I hardly go anywhere or do anything. Was considering going back to work, but now impossible. Was walking unaided bug now use either a cane for short distances of walker for longer stints. Thinking it's time to call it quits before I feel any worse & become a burden to family.


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  • Kay Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 162 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Pahrump, Nevada
    14
    Aug2018
    • 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), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, Opioids, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Mattress Change, Heat,
      Worsened
      Walking/Hiking

    I can't stand for more than a couple minutes. If I lay down or sit reclined it reduces some of the pain.