Meditation for Lower Back 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Walking/Hiking, Gokhale Method, Meditation, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Rest,
      Almost Cured
      Physical Therapy,

    I experience very little pain unless I have been working in the garden for longer than I need to or doing heavy digging or pulling up of roots. 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. The regular exercise routine is certainly helping my flexibility and easing the pain from sitting or standing for an extended time. Gardening in easier since using a kneeling stool.
    Im sleeping longer but as warmer weather comes in am more active.
    Having recently travelled by train or 6 hours and return by coach in 5 days with only one rest stop my buttocks and right hip ached for a while but once I got walking again was relieved.
    I havenoticed when climbing shallow depth steps i get a pain in my left kneewhich does not occur if the steps are deep and not as much push on the knee.
    carrying up to 14 8litre bucket and 10 watering cans of water to water my garden have tested my back strength but I dont need to walk more than 2-20 metres and do it one at at time or lessen the volumeof water and carry two for balance but I'm tired when I finish doing this twice a week


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  • Franno Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 114 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Sydney, NSW
    12
    Nov2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • 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
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • 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 interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain