Spinal cord stimulator (implant) for Lower Back Pain

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  • JoAnne Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 270 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • seymour wi
    11
    Dec2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? A little 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? Often
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • 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 No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • 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 Sometimes
    • 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, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, Neck-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Medical Marijuana, Physical Therapy, Ice,
      Not Improved
      Swimming, Mattress Change, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Rest, Brace, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor,
      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 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,