Medical Marijuana for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Palo Alto
    08
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Swimming, Mattress Change, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Feldenkrais Method

    Bending and lifting can be difficult. Some exercises are difficult.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • MN
    03
    Oct2019
    • 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? 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Stretching, Heat, Ultrasound Therapy, Rest, Mattress Change,
      Not Improved
      Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Swimming, Medical Marijuana, Supplements, Opioids, Oral corticosteroids, Ice, Brace, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises

    Getting worse all the time. Can’t do much of anything anymore.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 128 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Smethport, PA
    02
    Oct2019
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression, Knee-pain, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Medical Marijuana, Ice, Rest, Heat
      Not Improved
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Cortisone Injection, Oral corticosteroids, Opioids,
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy

    About the only thing that helps is laying down. I'm so sick of hurting!


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 221 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Seekonk Massachusetts
    23
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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 3-12 months
    • 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
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Muscle Strain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Mattress Change, Meditation, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Opioids,