TENS/Electrical Stimulation for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Newcastle Delaware
    21
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, Ice, Rest, Brace, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy,

    Every day don’t do much haven’t worked gone on 2 yrs on disability don’t do much activities


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 225 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Phoenix Arizona
    17
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Always
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Medical Marijuana
      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Other, Heat,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Rest, Physical Therapy, Epidural
      Worsened
      Ice

    It makes housework difficult


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  • Bineke Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • White River Junction, VT 05001
    16
    May2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Johanna Haze
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Rarely
    • 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, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach No pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Swimming, Meditation, Walking/Hiking, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Acupuncture,
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Gokhale Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    I am retired, but generally very active. Standing and walking for longer than a few minutes still brings up severe sciatic pain in my left leg. This condition has not improved since surgery for the removal of a bone spur on Dec.12. None of the treatments have relieved the pain thus far. However I am devoted to the Gokhale method and intend to adopt the new ways for the rest of my life. I thus far have not noticed any change in walking, but I do notice that I can stand longer when at home performing common activities such as brushing teeth etc. I still need a stool to sit on when cooking but shorter episodes of standing are ok, especially in the first half of the day. Before the pain started in May of 2017 I led a most active life with all the physical activity I liked to do, including crosscountry skiing and hiking.I would love to know if there is any record of sciatic pain records relating to the Gokhale Method.
    May 15. I just started pt last week, 3 p.w. Pt noticed that anteverted pelvis position as advised in the Ghokale Method seems to be contraindicated in my case. For instance pain is less when I stand with my right good leg somewhat more back than my left leg. This results in standing more in a tuck position. She also gave me a pelvis tuck exercise while laying down.
    My acupunctionist also suggested this week I stretch my back into a tucked position by squatting and getting into a bow position.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Highlandville, Missouri
    16
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Marsha Taylor
    • 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? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Mattress Change, Ice, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Supplements
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
      Worsened
      Physical Therapy,

    Have to take things slow. Can't do chores around the house.
    Walk as much as possible and stationary bike. Experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. Feel isolated. I want to go back to work but can't due to pain.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Hingham,Massachusetts
    14
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Compression fracture, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana
      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Heat, Acetaminophen, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,