McKenzie Method for Lower Back Pain

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  • Bill Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 218 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Pleasanton, CA
    26
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Sometimes
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Opioids, Swimming, Epidural, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Rest, Cortisone Injection,
      Not Improved
      McKenzie Method, Acupuncture, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    Gokhale Method and TENS have been the most helpful along with mindfulness meditations. Gokhale because it is a comprehensive focus on lifestyle, posture for sitting, standing, lying and moving (walking) and provides exercises to develop strength and flexibility. It also teaches me more of the physiology involved. It allows me to take control of the pain issues rather than be controlled. I work on it every day and maintain a status as an alumni to be able to attend webinars, ask questions and access the video library. TENS is good when the back is stiff and sore and provides immediate relief.

    One medication I am on that is not on your list is Gabapentin


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 2"
    • Morehead city n c
    26
    Apr2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, McKenzie Method,
      Not Improved
      Brace, Epidural, Ice, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Rest, Heat, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Opioids,

    My pain prevents me from doing daily household chores as well as physical activities.


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  • Brad Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Silver Spring, Maryland
    23
    Mar2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? 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? Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Pilates, Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Alexander Technique, Mattress Change, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Other, Stretching, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Massage, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      Rest, Walking/Hiking, Heat, Ice, McKenzie Method, Acetaminophen, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection

    There's always some slight reminder pain running down my right leg; it never completely disappears but I have learned to manage the pain. Exercise helps, especially the Gokhale Method and Pilates.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 193 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Morehead city n c
    01
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Epidural, McKenzie Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Traction, Physical Therapy, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Heat,

    Physical therapy


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Monticello
    14
    Jan2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, McKenzie Method, Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen, Ice, Physical Therapy,