Alexander Technique 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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  • Tara Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 142 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    24
    Oct2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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? Discomforting
    • 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

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises, Massage, Chiropractor, Stretching, Traction,
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Mattress Change, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Alexander Technique, Pilates, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Physical Therapy, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Heat, Other, Supplements, Feldenkrais Method,
      Worsened
      Walking/Hiking

    My back pain stems from tearing my cruciate ligament which the doctors refused to repair because they would not believe that it was the cause of my back pain. I have been gradually improving over the last ten years.


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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 4 - 6 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,