Spinal Fusion Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • LeniseLenisel Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 307 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Williamston NC
    15
    Sep2019
    • 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 3-12 months
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Ice, Opioids,

    Yes. Tried of being in pain all the time.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 171 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Higginsville Mo
    11
    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? 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy, Brace, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Stretching,

    none


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 6"
    • Gobles michigan
    11
    Sep2019
    • 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? 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? 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, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Inversion Table
      Not Improved
      Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Discectomy Surgery, Stretching, Heat, Epidural, Swimming, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Ice,
      Worsened
      Medical Marijuana, Walking/Hiking, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Other, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Brace, Physical Therapy, Opioids,

    I suffer everyday I just try to do what I can I sometimes I just suffer the pain no matter what then I really suffer but I just can’t set around and do nothing the pain kills me I have no life at all I haven’t had sex with my husband for the last 2yrs I have been with 30yrs I was married to another man at the age of 14 had 4 kids by age 20 I was with him for 31 yrs so most of my life I have had no life of my own I have suffered with this pAin for about 40 years I worked at a job for and hurt my back from lifting very heavy stuff I worked at l.perrigo company the lifting was unreal and pills heavy wrap for the machine that weighed 52lbs the pill boxes 26lbs this about 8to9 hours a day this was 7days a week this about how I raised 4kids we had a farm I worked hard on that to heavy lifting to canned everything cleaned house went to my kids schools I took very hard for my kids they turned out very professional and good jobs but my life is so deferent than I expected I was left with my life now but I still hang in there because I have the lord he will lead me to help maybe that’s you people or you will lead me to help thanks for your web site thank you Mary


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 122 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Sagamore Beach, MA
    29
    Aug2019
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I can’t wash or dress without help
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

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