Pilates for Lower Back Pain

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  • sandra Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 110 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • san mateo
    14
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method, John Sarno
      Improved
      Alexander Technique
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Rest,
      Worsened
      Pilates,

    Completely cured by the Gokhale method (and the Sarno book)


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • san francisco, ca
    26
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, under 1 month
    • 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
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
    • 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 Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach No pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoporosis, Compression fracture, Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Pilates, Brace, Ice,
      Not Improved
      Heat, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss
      Worsened
      Gokhale Method, Walking/Hiking, Chiropractor, Rest

    I am currently in physical therapy. Since I took the Gokhale Method Class my condition has worsened and I am having back spasms. I don't know if this is related to the class or a coincidence.


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  • Debbie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • New Britain CT
    14
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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, under 1 month
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • 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 No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Massage
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Yoga, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change, Rest, Swimming, Medical Marijuana, Ice, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Pilates,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection,

    My condition affects every aspect of my life. Working, driving, outdoor activities, playing with my grandchildren. I also suffer from insomnia and depression and anxiety. Chronic pain controls every minute of every day. Like a throbbing toothache that won’t go away


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • South Plainfield, NJ
    30
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Epidural, Oral corticosteroids, Opioids, McKenzie Method
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Pilates, Swimming, PEMF Therapy, Walking/Hiking, Other, Rest, Acupuncture, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Heat, Traction, Cortisone Injection,