Walking/Hiking for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 5"
    12
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 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, for over a year
    • Chronicity 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? Excruciating
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • 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), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Massage, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy
      Worsened

    Don’t do a lot sence they took my pain meds away 2 years ago they helped me tolerate it I could do more it’s had to watch your grand children being in pain 24/7 I was going to a pain clinic they couldn’t do anything more for me iam on disability no desire to do anything my housework and vacuuming hurts me bad vary depressed no ambition


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 210 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • springfield oregon
    07
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • 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 over a year
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Brace, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids,

    as a care giver I'm on my feet a lot, I do a lot of bending and sitting


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  • Bineke Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • White River Junction, VT 05001
    05
    Nov2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Johanna Haze
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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? Mild
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • 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), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Meditation, Swimming, Heat, Rest, Gokhale Method, John Sarno,
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    I am retired, but generally very active. Standing longer than a few minutes still brings up severe sciatic pain in my left leg. Walking is somewhat better, but also limited to about 20 minutes. Before the pain started in May of 2017 I led a most active life with all the physical activity I liked to do, including crosscountry skiing and hiking.
    Though the sciatic pain still comes up while standing or walking -- overall I have made progress. I no longer am unusual tired to the point that I now have an active life in the evenings. I continue to do most of the exercises as suggested except am more cautious with those that involve the gluten since the cranio-sacral therapist who I have seen for the last 2 weeks pointed out that especially my piriformis is very tight. I don't feel I can accurately feel what muscles I tighten when working on the muscles on my butt. She has suggested I lie down on 2 tennis balls, carefully and gradually moving to the more tender points. Also she suggest I lie prone on a foam roller to soften my thigh muscles.


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  • Randall Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 215 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Allegan Michigan
    05
    Nov2018
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • 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 Horrible
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Heat, Chiropractor,