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Lower Back Pain Treatment Review

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 185 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • Ann Arbor MI
17
Jul2017
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • 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? Not at all
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
  • 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
  • Diagnosis Degenerative Disc Disease

Treatment Ratings

  • NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Physical Therapy

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Cortisone Injection

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Massage

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Rest

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Strengthening Exercises

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Stretching

    Treatment OutcomeImproved

  • Inversion Table

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Heat

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Weight loss

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Pilates

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved


I sit way too much. Do exercise regularly with a trainer


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  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 180 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • Sonoma County California
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  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
  • 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? Never
  • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
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  • Strengthening Exercises

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  • Opioids

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Eugene Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 155 lbs
  • 6' 0"
  • Chicago
11
Nov2016
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Doctor/Care Giver Yes
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • Diagnosis Osteoarthritis (arthritis)Spinal StenosisDegenerative Disc DiseaseCompression fractureMuscle Strain

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  • Rest

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  • Ice

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  • Massage

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  • Cortisone Injection

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  • Physical Therapy

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Oral corticosteroids

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved

  • Epidural

    Treatment OutcomeNot Improved


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