Brace for Lower Back Pain

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  • Donitta Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Lyons
    17
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? 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? 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 Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • 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 Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Diabetes, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Strengthening Exercises,
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Heat, Weight loss, Brace, Rest, Ice,

    I don't do much, walk a few blocks, very little house work. The injection & pain meds somewhat help. 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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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • FrenchLick IN.
    16
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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 3-12 months
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • 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 interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Chiropractor
      Improved
      Stretching, Ice, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy, Meditation, Swimming, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Opioids,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table

    I have R.L.S Fibermyalgia sciatica osteoarthritis back issues. Shoulder issues. Wt.issues.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Jacksonville, Florida
    13
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • 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
    • 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 Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I can’t wash or dress without help
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Other, Traction, Heat, Opioids, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Brace,
      Worsened
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Chiropractor,

    It has ruined my life since the accident I can't do anything I am disabled and I can't work I get disability because it took everything away from me. We lost our home because of this. I had SI joint fusion surgery that my attorney sent me to and now I have a loose screw that has to be fixed and the surgery didn't help anyway. I am just tired of being miserable and having no life with my husband.


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  • Christy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Slocomb Alabama
    11
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week?