Spinal cord stimulator (implant) for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Friendswood Texas
    15
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • 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? Sometimes
    • 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 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant)
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    I can’t walk very far without pain in my legs and lower back.. the scoliosis has got my back muscles hurting really bad so it’s hard for me to stand and clean and do other activities!


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Erie pa
    22
    Oct2018
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • 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 Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 30 minutes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Yoga, Meditation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Walking/Hiking, Heat, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Rest, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      Brace, Oral corticosteroids, Traction, Acetaminophen, Epidural, Cortisone Injection, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant)

    The pain gets so bad will make me stop dead in my tracks and I sit


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  • Louis Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 199 lbs
    • 6' 0"
    • Mississippi
    20
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • 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? Never
    • 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? 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 Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • 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 prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Worsened
      Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant),

    I can not do any thing


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 176 lbs
    • Gibsonia pa
    02
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

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