Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Tina Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Russellville Alabama
    13
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Horrible
    • 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 Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Rest, Weight loss
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Other, Heat, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    Affects everything in my life . Almost home bound . I hurt so bad all the time I only do exactly what I absolutely have to do


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  • Kathy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 168 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Johnstown Pa
    05
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • 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 3-12 months
    • 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 Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Rest,
      Not Improved
      Ice, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy, Heat,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor

    Iam in pain all the time less i do less the pain set and lay to get relief


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  • Randall Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 215 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Allegan Michigan
    05
    Nov2018
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • 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 Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Traction,

    Walk as much as I can eat good things stop smoking


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 219 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Nicholasville
    24
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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 1-3 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • 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 30 minutes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    It affects me from working and going to school and being active with my little ones


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Erie pa
    22
    Oct