Oral corticosteroids 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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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 144 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Madison, CT
    02
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Michael Rubinstein
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • 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 Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, High blood pressure, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Acetaminophen, Walking/Hiking, Brace, Rest, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids,
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Gokhale Method, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Heat, Chiropractor, Ice, Supportive Shoes,

    After being on my feet for an hour or more my back starts to hurt. I have to limit my shopping time or use a shopping cart to lean on. As the day goes on my back gets tired and I find my posture gets worse. I hate the rounded way I look and it affects my self-esteem

    Every morning I walk my dog at the beach for a mile or mile and a half. I do stretching exercises most days and try to practice the Gokhale method.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Pensacola fl
    15
    Dec2018
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for 3-12 months
    • 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
    • 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 A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Epidural
      Improved
      Opioids, Weight loss, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Mattress Change,
      Not Improved
      Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Ice, Oral corticosteroids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs