Epidural for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 208 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Worcester
    19
    Sep2018
    • 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? 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) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Ice, Stretching, Chiropractor,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Physical Therapy, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Epidural

    No


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 159 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    16
    Sep2018
    • 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 Dr.Dale
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? 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? 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 Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Weight loss, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications,
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Supplements, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice, Walking/Hiking,

    Just found out I have fibromyalgia also


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  • Barbara Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 136 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Sunnyvale, CA
    16
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Opioids, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Medical Marijuana, Gokhale Method, Swimming, Physical Therapy, McKenzie Method, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Heat, Rest, Supplements,

    Pain makes any activity difficult. It has been harder to get to the gym lately.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Hogansville ga
    13
    Sep2018
    • 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? 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? Excruciating
    • 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)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Swimming, Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Opioids,