Spinal cord stimulator (implant) for Lower Back Pain

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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, Chiropractor,
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Epidural, Inversion Table, Heat, Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes
      Worsened
      Mattress Change, Brace

    I have been dealing with low back pain for 20 years . I'm sick of being in pain


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 212 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Blanchester ohio
    31
    May2018
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids,

    Dont have much of a life with this injury


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Conroe,Texas
    24
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Ice, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Heat, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Swimming, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy

    I get no enjoyment from life. I stay in pain so much


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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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