Epidural for Lower Back Pain

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  • Julie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 110 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Topanga, CA
    16
    Feb2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • 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? 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? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Pain level (1-10) 4
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Neck-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Compression fracture
    • Pain areas Inside right knee, Inside left knee, Right leg, Right ankle, Right foot, Lower back middle, Lower back right, Back of right knee, Back of left knee

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Mattress Change, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Rest, Massage, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Inversion Table, Medical Marijuana, PEMF Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Acupuncture, Supplements, Prolotherapy, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Feldenkrais Method, Pilates, Yoga, Swimming, Chiropractor, Strengthening Exercises, Home Exercise Program

    I have 4 herniated disks. I hike and stretch a little and am managing basic Tai Chi, but most anything else -- yoga, core strengthening, Chiropractic etc. increase my pain.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • NY
    24
    Feb2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • 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 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
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • 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
    • Marital Status Widowed
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest, Weight loss, Heat, Mattress Change
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Stretching, Epidural

    WALKING


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  • herbert Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    28
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 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? Mild
    • 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Yoga, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Inversion Table, Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Swimming, Supplements
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor,