Epidural for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Newcastle Delaware
    21
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, Ice, Rest, Brace, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy,

    Every day don’t do much haven’t worked gone on 2 yrs on disability don’t do much activities


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  • Alice Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 211 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Applevalley California
    19
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • 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 No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    It is hard to do anything some times I can not move and some times I am barely able to walk


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 225 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Phoenix Arizona
    17
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Medical Marijuana
      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Other, Heat,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Rest, Physical Therapy, Epidural
      Worsened
      Ice

    It makes housework difficult


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Highlandville, Missouri
    16
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Marsha Taylor
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Always
    • 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? Distressing
    • 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 Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Mattress Change, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Supplements
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy,

    Have to take things slow. Can't do chores around the house.
    Walk as much as possible and stationary bike. Experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. Feel isolated. I want to go back to work but can't due to pain.


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  • Bea Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 149 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Laredo Texas
    14
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Neck-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Acetaminophen,
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Epidural

    I am not as active .my strength is limited.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 270 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • seymour wi
    14
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Often
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week?