Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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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 18+ 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, 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 6-18 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, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Opioids,
      Worsened

    Pain


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  • Bert Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 184 lbs
    • 6' 0"
    • Asheville, NC
    18
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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? 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 Every night
    • 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 1 hour
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Diabetes, High blood pressure, Arthrithis, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Physical Therapy, Opioids,