Pilates for Lower Back Pain

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  • Greg Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 178 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Fremont, CA
    14
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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 18+ 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 Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Pilates
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Acetaminophen,

    for exercise that does not bother my back, I climb 14 to 21 flights of stairs every workday. The most helpful thing I have tried for back pain relief is the Gokhale method. It was so helpful in just these last 4 weeks, that I plan to use these techniques everyday from this point forward.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 173 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • West Allis Wisconsin
    01
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • 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), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Depression, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Acetaminophen, Pilates, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Rest, Acupuncture, Chiropractor

    I injuried my back at work 1997. Im on disabilities because of my back. If im out to long my back hurt. If i sit i hurt i stand to long it hurt. I need to rotate.


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  • Joy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Isle of Palms SC
    30
    Jul2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • 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
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • 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 Mild pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 2-3 hours
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Heat, Physical Therapy, Pilates,
      Not Improved
      Weight loss, Chiropractor, Rest, Ice

    I am an active person and want to continue to exercise to remain physically fit


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Somerville, MA
    26
    Jun2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Yes, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months