Yoga for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 136 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Coventry
    08
    May2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • 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 1-3 months
    • 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids, Rest
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Meditation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Gokhale Method, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Acupuncture, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Pilates,
      Worsened
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    Affects housework , shopping , gardening , standing and walking for more than an hour ,cleaning teeth , running , can not do high or even medium / light impact excercise . can’t swim for more than 30 mins or back bend postures in yoga .


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Menlo Park, CA
    04
    May2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • 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? Never
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Pilates, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Swimming, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Yoga, Ice, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Feldenkrais Method

    I was told by doctors to stop doing yoga


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  • Alexander Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Mukilteo WA
    29
    Apr2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 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? 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • 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 Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      Heat, Acupuncture, Ice, Gokhale Method,

    My lower back pain started about 20 years ago. At that time it was significant preventing me from walking more than a few steps before needing to stop and stretch my back. after about 6 months it eventually went away. Since then I have had similar but much shorter episodes maybe a couple of times a year. I have always been able to relieve any pain by stretching, like childs pose. The current issue I am experiencing has been going on for a few months. Stretching relieves any pain but it comes back quickly if I am on my feet. I am familiar with the Gokhale method but so far have not been a very good practitioner.


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  • lynn Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • San Diego, CA
    18
    Feb2019
    • Injury Status Recovering