Cortisone Injection for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Palo Alto
    08
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Swimming, Mattress Change, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Feldenkrais Method

    Bending and lifting can be difficult. Some exercises are difficult.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Tulsa, Ok
    06
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • 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? Not at all
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Muscle Strain, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Opioids, Swimming, Supportive Shoes,
      Almost Cured
      Chiropractor, Ice
      Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Acetaminophen, Epidural, Stretching, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Heat, Rest
      Worsened
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Muscle spazms go up my neck and cause migraines


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Winslow Me04901
    05
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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 Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 30 minutes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen, Weight loss, Heat,

    Cleaning cooking laundry yardwork


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  • Karen Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 103 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • New orrleans la.
    04
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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 6-18 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Hip-pain, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acetaminophen, Epidural,

    Some times cant get dress


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • MN
    03
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • 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 Frequently
    • 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, Degenerat