McKenzie Method for Lower Back Pain

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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,

    Herniated disc L4-L5


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  • Dennis Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Melbourne, Victoria
    31
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver None
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • 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? No pain
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • Standing without experiencing back pain As long as I want
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain As long I want
    • 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 Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Heat,
      Not Improved
      Rest, McKenzie Method, Ice, Alexander Technique, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Chiropractor

    Walking vigorously for 30+ minutes, at least three to six times a week, as taught by the Gokhale Method, i.e., Primal Posture walking. Raising heart rate up to 150-160 bpm, from a resting heart rate of 60 bpm. Will start cycling again, as time permits. Still working full-time. Longest ride was the Around the Bay in a day - 210 km - in 2012. Several 100 km rides since, but busy at work. No help needed at present. Physiotherapy has by largely useless. The Gokhale Method is the only process that has worked. Please don't pitch anything else.


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  • Donna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Lowell,In
    17
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain I can’t sit without pain
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Knee-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, McKenzie Method, Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises, Oral corticosteroids, Ice, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen,