Meditation for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 245 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Illinois
    21
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? Never
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Supplements
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Meditation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Pilates, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Oral corticosteroids,
      Worsened
      Rest, Physical Therapy, Heat

    As much as I can which is very little


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  • WILMA Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Columbus Georgia
    17
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Supportive Shoes,
      Improved
      Meditation, Weight loss, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Brace, Ice, Physical Therapy, Mattress Change,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Acetaminophen, Rest, Heat, Stretching

    My back hurts so bad when I go shopping or a lot of walking I have to sit down constantly. I have no idea what to take to stop this pain


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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
    • 146 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Idaho
    12
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Thomas Hickey, chiropractor
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spondylolisthesis, Osteoporosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Supplements, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Ice,