Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Pam Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 197 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Spokane, Wa
    20
    Dec2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Idaho Pain Clinia
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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 over a year
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • 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
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Pilates, Swimming, Opioids, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Acupuncture, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Chiropractor, Ultrasound Therapy, Supportive Shoes, Supplements,

    I have a pain pump in my left hip. I am on Dialaud. I use a walker. When I stand for even 2 minutes without my walker my back goes into spasms and the pain is a 10+ My primary doctor referred me to physical therapy. he said it is due to tight hip flexors and gave me a set of exercises to stretch my hips and quads. I had both knees replaced. When I had the rt. one done 3 weeks after it was done I sat in a low chair and tore my rt. quad tendon. I could not be repaired so they inserted a cadaver aquilles tendon and it is very tight.


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  • Daisy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 176 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • New York
    18
    Dec2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • 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? Horrible
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Mild 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 Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Insomnia, Hip-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Opioids,
      Worsened
      Mattress Change

    I’m always in pain have to drink lots of pills at night it gets worst


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  • JoAnne Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 270 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • seymour wi
    11
    Dec2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • 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), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, Neck-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved