Meditation for Lower Back Pain

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  • Julie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 110 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Topanga, CA
    16
    Feb2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • 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? 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Pain level (1-10) 4
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Neck-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Compression fracture
    • Pain areas Inside right knee, Inside left knee, Right leg, Right ankle, Right foot, Lower back middle, Lower back right, Back of right knee, Back of left knee

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Mattress Change, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Rest, Massage, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Inversion Table, Medical Marijuana, PEMF Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Acupuncture, Supplements, Prolotherapy, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Feldenkrais Method, Pilates, Yoga, Swimming, Chiropractor, Strengthening Exercises, Home Exercise Program

    I have 4 herniated disks. I hike and stretch a little and am managing basic Tai Chi, but most anything else -- yoga, core strengthening, Chiropractic etc. increase my pain.


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  • Lindsay Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Zurich, Switzerland
    16
    Feb2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Yes, under 1 month
    • 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 No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Employed
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Ice
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Meditation, Yoga, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Pilates
      Worsened
      Rest

    Prefer to do Weightlifting and Crossfit, however, have had to give that up to pursue softer sports like Yoga and Pilates, as it does get worse when I try Crossfit or lifting again.


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  • Nellie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 149 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • nsw armidale
    24
    Jan2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? 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? Rarely
    • 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 No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain One hour