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  • Barb Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 148 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Madison, WI
    21
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain
      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change

    I have worked on computers for the last 30 years and all of the sitting, along with my scoliosis, has taken a toll. I used to row but haven't been able to do that for years because it would result in back spasms. I am also looking at changing careers to find something where I won't sit all day. The Gokhale Method and Foundation Training (that should be in your list!) have given me my first real relief and hope for a pain-free life. As soon as I started sleeping according to the Gokhale Method, my neck pain, which has also been plaguing me, disappeared.

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • houma
    20
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Excruciating
    • Walk with no pain I’m in bed most of the time
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Depression
      Improved
      Opioids, Meditation, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Mattress Change, Ice, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Spinal cord stimulator (implant), TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractor, Heat, Stretching,
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy,

    rest helps

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  • Anonymous 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
      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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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 5' 8"
    • Norristown
    15
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, High blood pressure
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture,
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Meditation, Walking/Hiking

    Affect me walking and working

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 288 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Elkader Iowa 52043
    14
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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? Quite a 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Arthrithis
      Improved
      Ice, Rest
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractor,

    I do my housework a little at a time then I rest

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  • Jamie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • escondido ca.
    12
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for 1-3 months
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • 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 Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, High blood pressure
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Swimming, Supplements, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice, Physical Therapy,