Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180.00 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • San Mateo, CA
    07
    Sep2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • 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? Mild
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Pain level (1-10) 3
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure, Insomnia
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Pain areas Left hip, Right hip, Left ankle, Left foot, Right ankle, Right foot, Lower back middle, Lower back left, Lower back right, Between shoulder blades

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Postural Modifications, Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Rest, Ice, Supportive Shoes, Heat, Pilates, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching
      Not Improved
      Opioids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Facet Joint Injection,

    Reflux


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  • herbert Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    28
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • 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? Mild
    • 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Yoga, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Inversion Table, Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Swimming, Supplements
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Heat, Walking/Hiking

    Since my decompression laminectomy on Fri @0 Sep., 2019 Mu radiculopathy and sharp pains as well as waking up early morning with pain all gone. I currently have soreness/achyness in my hip joints and knees


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 221 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Seekonk Massachusetts
    23
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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? 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
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Muscle Strain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Mattress Change, Meditation, Heat, Weight loss,