Opioids for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • cookeville tn
    17
    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? 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? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Epidural
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Ice, Heat, Opioids,

    I still work pt and there are days iam in such pain I come home sit for a bit when I get I cant walk


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  • Donna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Lowell,In
    17
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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? 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? Somewhat
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Epidural, McKenzie Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice, Brace,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table, Rest

    Try to stay physically active


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  • Melissa N Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 190 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Knoxville
    16
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • 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 Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Compression fracture, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Diabetes, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Ice, Heat, Rest, Brace, Acetaminophen,
      Not Improved
      Opioids
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Epidural, Chiropractor

    I have no life in just here


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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,