Mattress Change for Lower Back Pain

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  • Jackie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Sneads Ferry, N.C.28460
    16
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • 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), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Degenerative Disc Disease, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Heat, Epidural, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Mattress Change,

    I'm not able to do anything!!! They just upped my morphine to 30mg.three times a day & Gabapentin 600mg.4 times a day. I was able to cook supper 👨‍🍳for the first time in weeks.


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  • Jo Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Ft. Wayne, IN
    15
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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, under 1 month
    • 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 Several times 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 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Stretching,
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    I'm in pain all the time and if I do anything, like house work or my job makes it worse


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  • Greg Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 178 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Fremont, CA
    14
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Discomforting
    • 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 Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Pilates
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Acetaminophen,

    for exercise that does not bother my back, I climb 14 to 21 flights of stairs every workday. The most helpful thing I have tried for back pain relief is the Gokhale method. It was so helpful in just these last 4 weeks, that I plan to use these techniques everyday from this point forward.


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  • Deanna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 101 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Donald's South Carolina
    12
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Physical activity per week 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 1-3 months
    • 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? Distressing
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • 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 Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Compression fracture, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Swimming, Mattress Change, Stretching, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supportive Shoes, Rest
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Postural Modifications, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, Walking/Hiking,
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection

    It makes every day a challenge. Most times a very hard challenges. I am very active person. I wash and dry laundry. Sometimes carry wetaundry to the line to hang up. I lift grandbabies, mow the lawn, wash dishes, steam clean and vacuum the carpet. I stretch with back stretches etc. While hanging laundry or doing the dishes I get a painful tingling in my back


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  • Christy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 175 lbs