Mitch 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Male
  • 190 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Farmingdale, New York
28
Apr2017
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? 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), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Not Improved
    Strengthening Exercises, Ultrasound Therapy, Discectomy Surgery, Spinal Fusion Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, Mattress Change, Epidural, Swimming, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Physical Therapy, Surgery, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Opioids

I have been living with since 1999 and every doctor I've been to has made promised me that each step I have taken would help me. I have had it six surgeries later and I am worse now than when I started. I have had to stop working and almost lost my house due to this injury.


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