Yoga for Lower Back Pain

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  • Vic Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Bokeelia
    19
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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 6-18 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) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Meditation, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Physical Therapy, Rest, Ice, Massage
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Supplements, Acupuncture, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table, Traction

    I can't kayak, bike or hike


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 159 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    16
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr.Dale
    • 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? Somewhat
    • 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? Often
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • 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 Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Weight loss, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications,
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Supplements, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice, Walking/Hiking,

    Just found out I have fibromyalgia also


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  • Bineke Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • White River Junction, VT 05001
    06
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Johanna Haze
    • 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? 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? 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
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little 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 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Meditation, Swimming
      Almost Cured
      Rest, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, John Sarno,
      Improved
      Gokhale Method, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    I am retired, but generally very active. Standing longer than a few minutes still brings up severe sciatic pain in my left leg. Walking is somewhat better, but also limited to about 20 minutes. What is new is that sometimes my legs feel awkward when I tried walking, especially in the morning. Later in the day, they don't feel weird but pain in my hip make me limb. None of the treatments have relieved the pain thus far. Before the pain started in May of 2017 I led a most active life with all the physical activity I liked to do, including crosscountry skiing and hiking. I no longer practice the Gokhale method since the anteverted position causes more pain than a tucked position.
    My acupunctionist also suggested this week I stretch my back into a tucked position by squatting and getting into a bow position.
    I recently started learning about the Sarno Method, I received an extensive program to follow, which makes much sense. I wish I had heard about that long before because it is the most holistic viewpoint and approach that I know about. I have high hopes that this will help me get over the chronic pain, in conjunction with the exercises given by my PT. I have followed Dr.Sarno's perception that most of the chronic pain is caused by muscular tension. I also got into a lot of other theories that explain that being in a beta state too much causes the flight or fight response to come up which causes more pain. So I do much more daily meditation and also have started EFT which seem to be helpful to lower the pain. I am more aware of what stresses me which also seems to be helpful. I like