Spinal cord stimulator (implant) for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 171 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Higginsville Mo
    11
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Physical Therapy, Brace, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Stretching,

    none


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  • Jeff Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 225 lbs
    • 6' 4"
    • Tekonsha, Mi
    26
    Aug2019
    • 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? All the time
    • 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 Every night
    • 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), Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat, Rest, Medical Marijuana, Supplements
      Not Improved
      Swimming, Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Mattress Change, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Brace, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking

    I`d like to be able to do some gardening and golfing again.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 151 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Amarillo Texas
    03
    Aug2019
    • 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? All the time
    • 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? 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) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Opioids,
      Worsened

    Try to walk my dog but most of the time i can't


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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,