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.

What is it like to have 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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What do patients take to treat Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain and its symptoms?

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

(Conzip, Dolol, Dolzam) 23 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Anexsia, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus) 13 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
6
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
4
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Data from patients with Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain

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

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

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

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Sleepiness Weight gain
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Headaches Hypertension 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Altruline, Apo-Sertraline, Daxid) 11 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Liver Impairment
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(4 needle technique, Acupuncture - Ear, Acupuncture - Facial) 9 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(APO Clonazepam, Clonex, Clonotril) 7 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
None
How many evaluations
4
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Data from patients with Chronic Idiopathic Back Pain, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • 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 39
30s 62
40s 74
50s 71
60s 43
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 15
60-69 years 4
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 112
Not Diagnosed 67

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