Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 6' 0"
    • Bs, mo
    07
    Oct2019
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • 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 Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Chiropractor
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Swimming, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Ice, Rest, Brace, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Physical Therapy,

    I am not able to do simple chores. I cannot vacuum. I cant do simple hygiene tasks without help. I have to go to my
    Mothers house to take a shower because I cant get in our tub without hurting myself. It affects every area of my life. I feel less of a person. I cant even be a good mother to my children or be a good wife to my husband
    I often feel like I would be better off dead than this non life I am living. I am worth more dear than alive....insurance. I am not suicidal or have a plan. Just a thought that entered my head.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 166 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • HIGGINSVILLE MO
    29
    Sep2019
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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 Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest, Supplements, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Opioids,
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Brace,

    NONE


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  • Sherry Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Tolar, texas
    27
    Sep2019
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Rest, Acupuncture, Ice, Acetaminophen,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor

    Have trouble walking. Can't sit for very long. Trouble getting comfortable sitting, standing or lying down.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 221 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Seekonk Massachusetts
    23
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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 3-12 months
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Muscle Strain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Mattress Change, Meditation, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Opioids,