Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 167 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • HIGGINSVILLE ,MO
    22
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? 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? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Opioids,

    none


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 230 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Gorham, NH
    06
    May2018
    • 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 abdu. Mary Hitchcock Hospital Lebanon, NH
    • 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? 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? 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
    • 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 Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Horrible
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Insomnia, Depression, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Heat, Weight loss, Ice,
      Worsened
      Walking/Hiking

    Little to no lifting, force myself to,walk

    In pain so bad after 10,minutes. Literally in tears nightly over the pain and no one knows what else to do to help


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • waterford ny
    02
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Mattress Change
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Opioids, Heat, Acetaminophen, Brace, Physical Therapy, Ice, Rest,
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection, Stretching, Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Traction

    i have neuropathy in my right leg and into my foot any activity i do results in pain. to long sitting or too long standing leaves me stiff. always have constant pain. bad weather makes things way worse especially when there is moisture in the air


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  • Jenell Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Marmaduke Arkansas USA
    01
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • Chronicity 6-18 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Weight loss, Heat

    I got sick an had to lay down alot.It has caused a mild pinched nerve .my hip an ankle on right side hurts


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 182  lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Il
    01
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week