Oral corticosteroids for Lower Back Pain

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  • Donna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Lowell,In
    17
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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
    • 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? Somewhat
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Epidural, McKenzie Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice, Brace,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table, Rest

    Try to stay physically active


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 201 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Plainview texas
    17
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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? Always
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • 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 Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Epidural, Mattress Change, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Ice, Oral corticosteroids, Walking/Hiking,

    I dnt want to get up and it effects bad


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  • Trisha Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 2"
    • Murphy NC
    14
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Often
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Mattress Change, Heat, Rest, Ice, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Other, Supplements, Medical Marijuana,

    Neurologist said all nerves compressed and no room to even try injections. Have Lupus


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  • Pat Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 222 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Boynton Beach Fl
    09
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • 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? 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Oral corticosteroids, Swimming
      Not Improved
      Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    Bending over helps


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • South Plainfield, NJ
    30
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Often
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Epidural, Oral corticosteroids, Opioids, McKenzie Method