Opioids for Lower Back Pain

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  • Ary Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 108 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Norton, MA
    15
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver PT
    • 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? Quite a 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? 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? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • 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
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • 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, Opioids, Rest, Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Weight loss, Epidural,

    It effects life in many aspects. Can never make plans and know your going to do it. End up isolated in the house. Then the depression comes. Im 1 1/2 miles in the woods and away from anything! But I can also go for walks regardless of worrying if anyones going to see me looking like crap. Not many travel out this way. I know PT exercises and am preparing a weight room. Im also opiate dependant.


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  • Donitta Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Lyons
    12
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Parkes
    • 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? Quite a 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? 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 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 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • 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 Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Diabetes, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Medical Marijuana, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Rest, Weight loss, Heat,

    I don't do much, walk a few blocks, very little house work. The injection & pain meds somewhat. I can walk 1 block to church but no farther without excruciating pain. Causes me SOB, pain radiates down my hip, thigh & even my foot. I don't have a good quality of life, I am alone & don't get out but once a week for church. I am still in severe pain at night, I have insomnia, have severe chronic RLS so I go from being up a couple nights to sleeping day & night couple times a week. It's one exterme or another. Can't do anything without severe pain


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  • Denise Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Saint Louis, Missouri
    11
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • 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 Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain I’m in bed most of the time
    • Sitting without back pain I can’t sit without pain
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • 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, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Meditation, Mattress Change, Heat, Weight loss, Ice, Rest, Brace, Physical Therapy,