Ice for Lower Back Pain

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  • Alexander Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Mukilteo WA
    22
    Mar2019
    • 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 Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without 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 Sometimes
    • 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, 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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  • Martha Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 220 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Seattle Wa
    06
    Mar2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • 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? Yes, under 1 month
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • 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 conditions Insomnia, High blood pressure, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method, Weight loss, Chiropractor,
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Ice, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture,

    I'm challenged by my work chair and desk. I really wanted a Gokhale chair but the transaction proved problematic.


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  • Paul Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 172 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Menlo Park, CA
    17
    Feb2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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? A little 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, Other, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids

    This is like a nagging headache that begins and builds during the day. I have a workout routine developed via Gokhle Method that I complete every day except major exercise days--long hikes and skiing.

    Gokhle has been instrumental in increasing the amount of activity over time and eliminating NASIds from my diet.

    Significantly, her decompression techniques provide recovery mechanisms that have allowed me to extend hours of higher activity.


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  • Connie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Kenedy, Tx
    03
    Feb2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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?