Ice for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Saratoga, CA
    18
    May2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Ice, Rest, Heat, Strengthening Exercises

    Back pain did interfere with sleep and daily activity before taking the Gokhale classes and learning to sleep and move differently. I plan to continue the classes to further incorporate the Gokhale methods into my daily routines.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • manson iowa
    09
    May2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? 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? Horrible
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Walk with no pain I’m in bed most of the time
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Ice, Rest, Opioids,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Heat

    bulging discs---becomes inflamed and presses on nerve--causing pain and discomfort--take pain meds and do stretching---got inversion table--it helps--dr put me on traction table--this also helps---still have some bad times but seems to be less severe opoids help --Tylenol--


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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,