Meditation for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 152 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Des Moines, Iowa
    23
    May2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • 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, for 3-12 months
    • 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? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Pilates, Traction, Strengthening Exercises, Rest, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Opioids, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Inversion Table, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Acupuncture, Massage, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Acetaminophen, Chiropractor

    During a flare up I can barely move, but most of the time I have mild to moderate back/leg pain.


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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
    • 154 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • nsw newcastle
    29
    Apr2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? 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
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 2-3 Miles
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain 2-3 hours
    • 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 Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Rest, Supportive Shoes, Meditation, Gokhale Method, Walking/Hiking,

    as a dressmaker I find that standing more than 2-3 hours or sitting sewing for more than 2 hours makes my middle lower back ache to the point of not being able to do what I want or need to do


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