Cortisone Injection 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+
    • Male
    • 135 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Milton Massachusetts
    17
    Oct2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Not at all
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Employed
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Pain areas Left leg, Lower back right

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Home Exercise Program
      Not Improved
      Massage, Chiropractor,

    The Gokhale Method is by fR THE BEST TREATMENT I HAVE TRIEF FOR MY BACK


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Closter, New jersey
    03
    Apr2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • 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? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little 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 Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Scoliosis
    • Pain areas Left shoulder front, Behind the left shoulder, Between shoulder blades

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Swimming, Mattress Change, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Massage
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Walking/Hiking

    kyphosis


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