Swimming for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Closter, New jersey
    03
    Apr2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Scoliosis
    • Pain areas Left shoulder front, Behind the left shoulder, Between shoulder blades

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Swimming, Mattress Change, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Massage
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Walking/Hiking

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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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  • 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

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    It is now a minor annoyance. My regular exercise is to do a good deal of gardening, walking, yoga and cycling (road and MTB). I am also going to take up regular swimming (laps) now that summer has arrived.


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  • herbert Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    28
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status