TENS/Electrical Stimulation for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anita Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 173 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Leicestershire, UK
    13
    Nov2021
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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? 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
    • 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
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Pain areas Neck left side, Lower back left, Back of neck

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking, Massage, Rest, Stretching, Supportive Shoes
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Physical Therapy, Alexander Technique, Meditation, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Heat, Acupuncture, Pilates,

    I really appreciate the Gokhale method. It gives me some hope for the future. My osteopath has been treating me for 17 years and talks about needing to "maintain" my back and that my neck pain for the last 6 months was because of the accumulated issues. I prefer to be positive and to think about strengthening the areas that need strengthening so that my back is held by this strength and helps and supports the injured areas. I was scared about the future as I grew older now I am hopeful that I can help myself by doing the method. The website has so many resources on it that I am still discovering parts of it. This is the only approach that has made real sense to me and is offering an in-depth way of being with my body, without forcing it. I have done Pilates for nearly 20 years and still have suffered from back and neck issues. I now look forward to being able to return to doing fused glass work which I have had to stop for six months due to neck pain, which is now easing due to this method and some assistance too from my osteopath. I had Esther for individual lessons and now Clare Chapman who is in the UK and who is highly trained. I had thought that students would not be as good as Esther but she too is excellent and in my time zone. I believe a coach is really helpful to ensure that I do the exercises effectively.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Sun City West, AZ
    23
    Aug2021
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Employed
    • Tobacco Use No, quit over 5 years ago
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 5
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis
    • Pain areas Right hip, Between shoulder blades, Lower back middle

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Gokhale Method, Rest, Opioids, Massage, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Home Exercise Program, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Postural Modifications, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Facet Joint Injection,

    Aqua aerobics 4 days a week - the only real exercise I can do.


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  • Susan Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 165 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Syracuse, new york
    27
    Mar2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • 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
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 4
    • Additional conditions Insomnia, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Depression
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Degenerative Disc Disease, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis
    • Pain areas Outside right knee, Right leg, Right knee front, Inside right knee, Right hip, Left hip, Back of right knee, Lower back left, Lower back middle, Lower back right

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Stretching, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Rest, Massage, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking, Home Exercise Program

    Not running, bicycling, walking


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