Oral corticosteroids for Lower Back Pain

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  • Melissa Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 230 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Rockmart Georgia
    30
    Oct2018
    • 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 1-3 months
    • 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 A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • 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 1 hour
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Weight loss
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Epidural,

    So stressed and depressed from being in constant pain. Would like to enjoy life again.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Erie pa
    22
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • 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 over a year
    • Chronicity 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 Frequently
    • 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 30 minutes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

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

    The pain gets so bad will make me stop dead in my tracks and I sit


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Alvin tx
    17
    Oct2018
    • 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? Somewhat
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure, Insomnia, Hip-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    I am a lot less active


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 144 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Madison, CT
    16
    Oct2018
    • 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? Somewhat
    • 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? Discomforting
    • 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)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, High blood pressure, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Gokhale Method, Strengthening Exercises, Walking/Hiking, Rest, Oral corticosteroids,
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Chiropractor, Heat,

    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 55+
    • Female
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Indianapolis, IN
    12
    Oct