Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain

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What is Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain?

Chronic back pain is measured by duration — pain that persists for more than 3 months is considered chronic. It is often progressive and the cause can be difficult to determine.

Common symptoms reported by people with Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Alpha-Stim, Calmare Scrambler Therapy, Electo-Myopulse) 12 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
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Treatment name(s)

(Cannabis Clinic, Christian counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)) 5 more
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Daytime sleepiness Insomnia 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Chronic constipation
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Sleepiness Weight gain
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (3) Depressed mood (1)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
None
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Anxious mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Hypertension 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
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Treatment name(s)

(Alpha-Stim, Calmare Scrambler Therapy, Electo-Myopulse) 12 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Discomfort Electric shock sensations
How many evaluations
1
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Treatment name(s)

(Cannabis Clinic, Christian counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)) 5 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 40
30s 63
40s 74
50s 70
60s 46
70+ 14

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

56% Females
44% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 32
30-39 years 31
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 17
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 115
Not Diagnosed 67

These charts show data from Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain patients who have completed their condition history
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