Cortisone Injection for Lower Back Pain

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  • Martín Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Huntington Park California
    25
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • 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 Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Chiropractor, Rest,
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy,

    No


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 4"
    • Berlin md
    20
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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
    • 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 Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Traction, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Epidural, Swimming, Weight loss, Prolotherapy, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Opioids,

    Pain all the time, constantly thinking of ways to avoid activities that cause pain


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  • Vic Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Bokeelia
    19
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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 6-18 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • 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), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Meditation, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Physical Therapy, Rest, Ice, Massage
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Supplements, Acupuncture, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table, Traction

    I can't kayak, bike or hike


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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,