Heat for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 208 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Worcester
    19
    Sep2018
    • 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? 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? Horrible
    • 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 prevent me from any travel
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Ice, Stretching, Chiropractor,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Physical Therapy, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Epidural

    No


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  • Debbie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 211 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Welch,wv
    17
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Physical activity per week 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 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? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • 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 Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Depression, Diabetes, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Weight loss, Heat, Swimming, Walking/Hiking,

    I have mild dexoscoloisis , all my L1 Thur L5 messed things wrong with them. Had hernia 6 mos had to take out wouldn’t heal. Legs bother me. When riding it takes me awhile to get going.


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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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  • Angela Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Hays nc
    15
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • 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, under 1 month
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Ice, Rest, Brace, Heat,

    A lot


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  • Catina Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Manning SC
    14
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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, for 1-3 months
    • 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) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Improved
      Other, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy

    Sometimes I can barely move.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Hogansville ga
    13
    Sep2018
    • 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? All the time
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year