Medical Marijuana for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 225 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Phoenix Arizona
    17
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Always
    • 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Medical Marijuana
      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Other, Heat,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Rest, Physical Therapy, Epidural
      Worsened
      Ice

    It makes housework difficult


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Hingham,Massachusetts
    14
    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 None
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Compression fracture, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana
      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Heat, Acetaminophen, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Stretching, Rest,

    i usually can stand for a little while about an hour , then i lay on my bed. thats what it is.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 270 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • seymour wi
    14
    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? 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
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • 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
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, Neck-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Medical Marijuana,
      Not Improved
      Swimming, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy,
      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+
    • Male
    • 238 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Crestline CA
    13
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • 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 Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Inversion Table, Heat
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Physical Therapy,

    Hard to bend over pain with sitting and standing


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 212 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Winston-Salem, NC
    02
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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? Excruciating
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Massage, Physical Therapy
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking, Epidural, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Cortisone Injection, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,