Massage for Lower Back Pain

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  • Barbara Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Ketchum Idaho
    08
    Sep2021
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • 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? Never
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain level (1-10) zero
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoporosis, Scoliosis

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Postural Modifications, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Massage
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Physical Therapy

    I have scoliosis and osteoporosis. I will never be able to totally cure either of them - especially the scoliosis. General core strengthening and stretching keep most of the pain away. I recently completed the Gokhale Method's Elements program with the hope that posture awareness would help minimize the negative effects of my issues. The online classes were very helpful since the instructor was very focused on my issues, explained the concepts fully, used multiple types of examples, and gave me specific, detailed feedback. Since taking the classes, I am very aware of my posture and how proper posture can keep me pain-free.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Sun City West, AZ
    23
    Aug2021
    • 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? Quite a 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Employed
    • Tobacco Use No, quit over 5 years ago
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 5
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis
    • Pain areas Right hip, Between shoulder blades, Lower back middle

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Gokhale Method, Rest, Opioids, Massage, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Home Exercise Program, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Postural Modifications, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Facet Joint Injection,

    Aqua aerobics 4 days a week - the only real exercise I can do.


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  • Wendy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 85 lbs
    • 6' 4"
    • Western cape Cape Town (Paarl)
    01
    Aug2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Physical activity per week 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, 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Employed
    • Tobacco Use Yes
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Depression, Knee-pain, Insomnia
    • Pain areas Left hip, Right hip, Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Mattress Change
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Supplements,
      Not Improved
      Massage
      Worsened
      Chiropractor

    Baby Is 10 months old also looking after baby


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