Spinal Fusion Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 167 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • HIGGINSVILLE ,MO
    22
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? All the time
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Opioids,

    none


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Great Falls Mt
    13
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    Unable to stand upright and walk


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Thorntown, IN
    02
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Often
    • 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), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Oral corticosteroids,

    I can do very little it is always hurting


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 182  lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Il
    01
    May2018
    • 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 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Brace, Rest, Massage, Ice, Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Stretching, Physical Therapy

    I go to the Y three to four times a week , and walk my dog.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 112 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Brainerd Minnesota
    30
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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? Often
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Muscle Strain, Compression fracture, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Ice, Massage, Heat,
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Walking/Hiking, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Brace,