Medial branch block Injection for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 147 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    10
    Aug2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • 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 1-3 months
    • 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
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use Yes
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain
    • Pain areas  Lower back middle

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Heat, Medial branch block Injection

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Rancho Mirage, CA
    10
    Dec2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • 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? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No, quit over 5 years ago
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Compression fracture
    • Pain areas Lower back right

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Improved
      Opioids, Gokhale Method, Postural Modifications, Medial branch block Injection, Facet Joint Injection, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Physical Therapy, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Rest, Ice,
      Not Improved
      Medical Marijuana, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    01
    Aug2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No