Swimming for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Winslow Me
    19
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 30 minutes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Acetaminophen, Weight loss, Heat, Swimming, Medical Marijuana,

    Taking care of my mother cooking Cleaning laundry doctors


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • FrenchLick IN.
    16
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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? Yes, for 3-12 months
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Chiropractor
      Improved
      Stretching, Ice, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy, Meditation, Swimming, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Opioids,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table

    I have R.L.S Fibermyalgia sciatica osteoarthritis back issues. Shoulder issues. Wt.issues.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Richmond, CA
    12
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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
    • 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 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • 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), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Rest, Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Swimming

    Stretching feels so good. It makes light strengthening possible.


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  • Deanna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 101 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Donald's South Carolina
    12
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ 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? Yes, for 1-3 months
    • 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Compression fracture, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Swimming, Mattress Change, Stretching, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supportive Shoes, Rest
      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Postural Modifications,