McKenzie Method for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • San Francisco, California
    18
    Oct2019
    • 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 18+ 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) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, McKenzie Method, Mattress Change, Meditation, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Strengthening Exercises

    Low grade persistent low back pain was really affecting my mood. My muscles were in a persistently bad state and most treatments were only able to provide temporary relief (~a day). Following the Gokhale method of stretch sitting/lying and postural adjustments has improved the condition of my low back muscles, so that I am now able to engage in strengthening exercises, and has also allowed me to get back to increased overall activity levels.


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  • Jonathan Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 180 lbs
    • 6' 1"
    • Seattle, WA
    05
    Jun2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Walking/Hiking, Opioids, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Heat, McKenzie Method, Stretching

    After walking for 5 minutes or so my left foot begins to "slap" the ground when my foot hits the ground. I get pain in my upper left hip / lower left back after walking for 12 minutes and need to stop for several minutes. I can walk for about 20 minutes total and then need to sit and rest due to pain in my upper left hip.


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  • Barbara Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 136 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Sunnyvale, CA
    16
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Opioids, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Medical Marijuana, Gokhale Method, Swimming, Physical Therapy, McKenzie Method, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Heat, Rest, Supplements,

    Pain makes any activity difficult. It has been harder to get to the gym lately.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Pembroke Pines Florida
    09
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 18+ 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, McKenzie Method, Acupuncture, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Meditation, Heat, Acetaminophen, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice, Walking/Hiking,