Walking/Hiking for Lower Back Pain

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  • Geo Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 172 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Alamo, California and Vancouver, BC Canada
    16
    Jan2019
    • 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? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • 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 interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      McKenzie Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture, Ice, Physical Therapy

    It has stopped me playing high level high power hitting tennis and maybe ice skating and skiing for now


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  • Gaye Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 8"
    • CA
    16
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • 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? Not at all
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Pilates, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Rest, Chiropractor,
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Heat, Meditation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Weight loss, Walking/Hiking, Supportive Shoes

    My lower back pain was cured in 2011-12 with the Gokhale method. However, 1.5 years ago I had a rib injury, that I was unable to recover from. As recently as yesterday, I learned, with a Gokhale Method postural assessment, that my posture had deteriorated. I am now signed up for another Gokhale Method Foundation Course, and will report back with results.

    My exercise routine consists of 1/2 hour of weight bearing exercise and a 40 minute walk, at least 5 days per week.


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  • Ary Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 108 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Norton, MA
    15
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver PT
    • 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? 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
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Spondylolisthesis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Medical Marijuana, Walking/Hiking, Other, Heat, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Opioids, Rest, Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Weight loss, Epidural,

    It effects life in many aspects. Can never make plans and know your going to do it. End up isolated in the house. Then the depression comes. Im 1 1/2 miles in the woods and away from anything! But I can also go for walks regardless of worrying if anyones going to see me looking like crap. Not many travel out this way. I know PT exercises and am preparing a weight room. Im also opiate dependant.


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  • Alexander Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Mukilteo WA
    14
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • 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?