Spinal cord stimulator (implant) for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 167 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • HIGGINSVILLE ,MO
    22
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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 causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • 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 Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Opioids,

    none


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 270 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • seymour wi
    14
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, Neck-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Medical Marijuana,
      Not Improved
      Swimming, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened

    I would love to be able to get on the floor again to play with my grandchildren, to take a tub bath, to go shopping and not have to hang on to a cart.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • waterford ny
    02
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • 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 Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Mattress Change
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Opioids, Heat, Acetaminophen, Brace, Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest,
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Stretching, Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Traction

    i have neuropathy in my right leg and into my foot any activity i do results in pain. to long sitting or too long standing leaves me stiff. always have constant pain. bad weather makes things way worse especially when there is moisture in the air


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Greenville SC
    02
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Sometimes
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Opioids
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen

    It affects it very much not able to do much unless the pain gets worse. I have wondered why Medicare won't pay for lazor spine surgery if it works like people say it does


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 112 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Brainerd Minnesota
    30
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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