Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 255 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Laredo, Texas
    02
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • 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 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Heat, Brace, Opioids, Massage, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Ice
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Rest,

    Its a daily struggle to brush my teeth and to straighten up same after washing a few dishes. I have to wear my back brace regularly especially when lifting my 2 year old granddaughter or anything heavier then 10 - 15 lbs. Its just frustrating and a daily struggle. I do my back and leg stretches and go for a 20 - 30 min walk with the help of a stick or cane. When shopping at grocery store I tend to lean on shopping cart for assistance.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • CLEVELAND OHIO
    29
    Jul2019
    • 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 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 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), Compression fracture, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Diabetes, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Acetaminophen, Opioids, Cortisone Injection
      Worsened
      Rest, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Ice, Brace, Supportive Shoes,

    DRAG AND CANT LIFT LEGS WELL ESPECIALLY THE RIGHT LEG BENDING IS TUFF I FALL DOWN ALOT


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  • Alexander Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Mukilteo WA
    09
    Jul2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Never
    • 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? No pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • 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 worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain As long I want
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,