Surgery for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 4"
    • Berlin md
    20
    Sep2018
    • 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? 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Traction, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Epidural, Swimming, Weight loss, Prolotherapy, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Opioids,

    Pain all the time, constantly thinking of ways to avoid activities that cause pain


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 189 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Billings Montana
    08
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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
    • 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 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Physical Therapy, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Swimming, Cortisone Injection, Massage
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Oral corticosteroids, Ice, Rest, Chiropractor, Acetaminophen, Heat, Traction, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    I. Can’t sit or stand for very long can’t hardly walk to grocery shopping


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  • Donna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Lowell,In
    17
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • 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? 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • 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
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain I can’t sit without pain
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Knee-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, McKenzie Method, Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises, Oral corticosteroids, Ice, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen,
      Worsened
      Rest, Inversion Table

    Try to stay physically active


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  • Kay Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 162 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Pahrump, Nevada
    14
    Aug2018
    • 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 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, Opioids, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Mattress Change, Heat,