Swimming for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 201 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • Plainview texas
    17
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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 1-3 months
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Epidural, Mattress Change, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Ice, Oral corticosteroids, Walking/Hiking,

    I dnt want to get up and it effects bad


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  • Debbie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • New Britain CT
    14
    Jul2018
    • 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 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Massage
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Yoga, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change, Rest, Swimming, Medical Marijuana, Ice, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Pilates,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection,

    My condition affects every aspect of my life. Working, driving, outdoor activities, playing with my grandchildren. I also suffer from insomnia and depression and anxiety. Chronic pain controls every minute of every day. Like a throbbing toothache that won’t go away


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  • Lilia Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 4' 10"
    • Houston, Texas
    11
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Compression fracture, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Rest,
      Worsened
      Swimming

    I'm tired of being in pain all the time...I have to force myself to get up even in pain to do anything....I just want the pain to stop so I can do normal things around the house....


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  • Pat Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 222 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Boynton Beach Fl
    09
    Jul2018
    • 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 None
    • Chronicity 6-18 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? 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? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Oral corticosteroids, Swimming
      Not Improved
      Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    Bending over helps


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 6"
    • Elmira NY
    08
    Jul2018
    • 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 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? 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?