Anonymous 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 138 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • SIMI VALLEY CALIFORNIA
16
Feb2018
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Number of Surgeries 4+
  • 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? Always
  • 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), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Compression fracture, Muscle Strain, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Opioids, Medical Marijuana
    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Swimming, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Brace
    Worsened
    Acetaminophen, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Mattress Change, Rest, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching,

i live on pain killers i have for over 35 years recently there have been 4 failed fusion surgeries in the last 2 years now and have suffered 6 heart attacks in the past 9 months. i currently have 8 stents in my heart bent rods in my cervical area ,a broken titanium screw in my neck that my surgeon will not remove nor will he operate to correct his fk up b/c of my past heart problems n says nicotine stopped the healing process which i have spoken to other doctor's who say that's a bunch of bullst


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