Spinal cord stimulator (implant) for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 189 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Billings Montana
    08
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • 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, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Physical Therapy, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Swimming, Cortisone Injection, Massage
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Oral corticosteroids, Ice, Rest, Chiropractor, Acetaminophen, Heat, Traction, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    I. Can’t sit or stand for very long can’t hardly walk to grocery shopping


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 187 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Corpus Christi Tx
    02
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • 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
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • 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 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Compression fracture
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Depression, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Meditation, Other
      Improved
      Epidural, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Weight loss, Oral corticosteroids, Rest
      Not Improved
      Brace, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Massage, Heat, Stretching,

    I don't do nothing now that they took my pain pills away I've been taking them since I was 15 when I broke my ankle and I've had so many surgerys that fuck I need my meds I'm so depress now and just sit on my recliner and that's it


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 270 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • seymour wi
    28
    Aug2018
    • 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? 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? Often
    • 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 causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • 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), 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
      Not Improved
      Swimming, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat, Weight loss, 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
    • 148 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Antigo Wisconsin
    06
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids