Epidural 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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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • perkins Oklahoma
    15
    Aug2019
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 1 hour
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Chiropractor
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Supplements, Meditation

    clean house do laundry dishes cook


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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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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Bayonne NJ
    14
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Acetaminophen
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Epidural, Walking/Hiking

    I like to walk but cant after 30 mins and doing housework really hurts my back


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Jacksonville, Florida
    13
    Aug2019
    • 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? 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? Always
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ 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 Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I can’t wash or dress without help
    • 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), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation