McKenzie Method for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 219 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Edmonton Albreta Canada
    14
    Mar2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • 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? Often
    • 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? Distressing
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Other
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Pain areas Left hip, Right hip, Lower back right, Lower back middle, Lower back left, Between shoulder blades, Neck right side, Base of skul, Back of neck, Neck left side

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids, Gokhale Method, Mattress Change, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Home Exercise Program, Physical Therapy, Massage, Rest, Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Acupuncture, Yoga, McKenzie Method, Ice, Alexander Technique, Walking/Hiking, Weight loss

    Also hav Functuo al Neurological disorder
    Wide spread Inflammation- as yet unexplained


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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 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) 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 4 - 6 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