Medical Marijuana for Lower Back Pain

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  • Trisha Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 2"
    • Murphy NC
    14
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Mattress Change, Heat, Rest, Ice, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Other, Supplements, Medical Marijuana,

    Neurologist said all nerves compressed and no room to even try injections. Have Lupus


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  • Debbie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • New Britain CT
    14
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Massage
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Yoga, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change, Rest, Swimming, Medical Marijuana, Ice, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Pilates,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection,

    My condition affects every aspect of my life. Working, driving, outdoor activities, playing with my grandchildren. I also suffer from insomnia and depression and anxiety. Chronic pain controls every minute of every day. Like a throbbing toothache that won’t go away


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  • Val Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 114 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Stuart Florida
    22
    Jun2018
    • 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 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

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

    Between the fatigue from RA and fibromyalgia I have no energy or stamina. It hurts to walk and bend. Just trying to keep my house clean is a chore. I rarely go out to socialize.


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  • Ary Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 108 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Norton, MA
    18
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver PT
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Never
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Medical Marijuana, Walking/Hiking, Other, Heat, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Opioids,