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  • Mark Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Visalia, Ca
    23
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Scoliosis, Compression fracture, Spondylolisthesis, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia
      Improved
      Ice, Heat, Inversion Table, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor

    I am limited to doing only what activities are necessary and physical therapy. Seeking an alternative to back and neck surgery for a long term surgery, but alternatives are highly cost prohibitive.
    Recently have had steroid and cortisone injections in lower back and neck. Both reduced pain significantly and very pleased with the results thus far. Legs at this point seemed to be the larger pain issue. Will be pursuing treatment for it.

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • San Francisco, California
    18
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain
      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, McKenzie Method, Mattress Change, Meditation, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Strengthening Exercises

    Low grade persistent low back pain was really affecting my mood. My muscles were in a persistently bad state and most treatments were only able to provide temporary relief (~a day). Following the Gokhale method of stretch sitting/lying and postural adjustments has improved the condition of my low back muscles, so that I am now able to engage in strengthening exercises, and has also allowed me to get back to increased overall activity levels.

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  • Nellie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 146 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • nsw armidale
    16
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Mild
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Walk with no pain 2-3 Miles
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain
      Cured
      Walking/Hiking, Meditation, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Physical Therapy,
      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Gokhale Method

    I experience very little pain unless I have been working in the garden for longer than I need to or doing heavy digging or pulling up of roots. As a dressmaker I find that standing more than 2-3 hours or sitting sewing for more than 2 hours makes my middle lower back ache to the point of not being able to do what I want or need to do. The regular exercise routine is certainly helping my flexibility and easing the pain from sitting or standing for an extended time. Gardening in easier since using a kneeling stool.
    Im sleeping longer but as warmer weather comes in am more active.
    Having recently travelled by train or 6 hours and return by coach in 5 days with only one rest stop my buttocks and right hip ached for a while but once I got walking again was relieved.
    I havenoticed when climbing shallow depth steps i get a pain in my left kneewhich does not occur if the steps are deep and not as much push on the knee.

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Palo Alto
    08
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Insomnia
      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking