Yoga for Lower Back Pain

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  • Bineke Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • White River Junction, VT 05001
    05
    Nov2018
    • 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 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 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • 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

      Almost Cured
      Meditation, Swimming, Heat, Rest, Gokhale Method, John Sarno,
      Improved
      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. 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.
    Though the sciatic pain still comes up while standing or walking -- overall I have made progress. I no longer am unusual tired to the point that I now have an active life in the evenings. I continue to do most of the exercises as suggested except am more cautious with those that involve the gluten since the cranio-sacral therapist who I have seen for the last 2 weeks pointed out that especially my piriformis is very tight. I don't feel I can accurately feel what muscles I tighten when working on the muscles on my butt. She has suggested I lie down on 2 tennis balls, carefully and gradually moving to the more tender points. Also she suggest I lie prone on a foam roller to soften my thigh muscles.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Brookings, SD
    01
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • 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? 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 Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Pilates,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Supplements

    I’m certinaly not as active as I youst to be. I do stretch, exerise, youga poses most days and even during the day along with heat. I do some work and then use the heating pad then more working and heat.. the heat seems to help loosen me up. The cold effects me right away and I get stiff. And I also still have hot flashes on a regular basics all day and night. I had a total hysterectomy in 2001. And from that point I have been getting worse. Sometime I feel like one side of my body is shifting.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 100  lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Bristol RI
    27
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • 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 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Stretching, Medical Marijuana,
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Rest

    I am always tired have fibromyalgia and nerve damage on both sides of my spine. Also severe anxiety and depression.


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  • Tara Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 142 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    24
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • 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
    • 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? Discomforting
    • 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

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises, Massage, Chiropractor, Stretching, Traction,
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Mattress Change, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Alexander Technique, Pilates, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Physical Therapy