Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

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  • Barbara Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 136 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Sunnyvale, CA
    16
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Opioids, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Medical Marijuana, Gokhale Method, Swimming, Physical Therapy, McKenzie Method, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Heat, Rest, Supplements,

    Pain makes any activity difficult. It has been harder to get to the gym lately.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Pembroke Pines Florida
    09
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, McKenzie Method, Acupuncture, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Meditation, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice, Walking/Hiking,

    Herniated disc L4-L5


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  • Martín Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Huntington Park California
    06
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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? Always
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • 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
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Chiropractor, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching,
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Mattress Change, Heat, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection
      Worsened
      Acetaminophen, Supplements, Rest, Physical Therapy

    No


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  • Linda Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Pahrump NV
    24
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Degenerative Disc Disease, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Arthrithis, Insomnia, Depression, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Massage, Ice
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Oral corticosteroids, Mattress Change, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Brace,
      Worsened
      Walking/Hiking, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Rest, Epidural, Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Traction, Cortisone Injection,

    I used to have a QOL ,but now after being forced tapered down from 90mg a day morphine at to 15mg a day my life is over as I once knew it. Movement is so painful, sleep unable to get more than 2 hrs a night. My knees , hips, back, neck are killing me & now my feet are on fire from hypothyroid neuropathy. Used to be somewhat active enough to travel, swim, exercise, housework, shopping, but now I hardly go anywhere or do anything. Was considering going back to work, but now impossible. Was walking unaided bug now use either a cane for short distances of walker for longer stints. Thinking it's time to call it quits before I feel any worse & become a burden to family.


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  • Dawn Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 115 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Hackensack NJ
    19
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • 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? Always
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months