Yoga for Lower Back Pain

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  • Alexander Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Mukilteo WA
    09
    Jul2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • 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? No pain
    • 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 Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain As long I want
    • 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

      Cured
      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      Heat, Acupuncture, Meditation, 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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  • Vanessa Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Hesperus, Colorado
    02
    Jul2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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 causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Walking/Hiking, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Rest, Physical Therapy,
      Improved
      Heat
      Not Improved
      Traction, Acetaminophen,

    I haven’t done much of the exercises and walking. I had knee surgery March 4,2019. I’m on restrictions. I was on crutches for the first 2 weeks after surgery and now I’m able to walk with full weight. My knee is in a brace that keeps my leg straight without bending. My back has been doing well with this. I haven’t had much pain.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Beaverton, Oregon
    30
    Jun2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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 6-18 Months