Intractable Spine Pain Syndrome: Case Study

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DOI: 05/01/2001. This is a 71-year old female teacher’s aide who sustained injuries to her back and bilateral knees as a result of tripping on the sidewalk. The patient is subsequently diagnosed with lumbar, spondylosis without myelopathy or radiculopathy; and low back pain. As per office notes dated 5/19/16, the patient pain is rated at level 3 in the low back, 2 in the leg, and 4 in the knee. It was also noted that the patient sleeps for 6-7 hours per night. The patient has intractable spine pain syndrome. She states that Gralise is effective at the 1200 mg dose. It was also mentioned that doubling the Gralsie from 600 to 1200 mg doubled her household function. Her leg pain was reduced 75% with the Gralise. Quality of life is 68 out of

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