Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Newcastle Delaware
    21
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, Ice, Rest, Brace, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Heat
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy,

    Every day don’t do much haven’t worked gone on 2 yrs on disability don’t do much activities


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  • Bineke Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • White River Junction, VT 05001
    16
    May2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Johanna Haze
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Not at all
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Swimming, Meditation, Walking/Hiking, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Acupuncture,
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Gokhale Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    I am retired, but generally very active. Standing and walking for longer than a few minutes still brings up severe sciatic pain in my left leg. This condition has not improved since surgery for the removal of a bone spur on Dec.12. None of the treatments have relieved the pain thus far. However I am devoted to the Gokhale method and intend to adopt the new ways for the rest of my life. I thus far have not noticed any change in walking, but I do notice that I can stand longer when at home performing common activities such as brushing teeth etc. I still need a stool to sit on when cooking but shorter episodes of standing are ok, especially in the first half of the day. 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.I would love to know if there is any record of sciatic pain records relating to the Gokhale Method.
    May 15. I just started pt last week, 3 p.w. Pt noticed that anteverted pelvis position as advised in the Ghokale Method seems to be contraindicated in my case. For instance pain is less when I stand with my right good leg somewhat more back than my left leg. This results in standing more in a tuck position. She also gave me a pelvis tuck exercise while laying down.
    My acupunctionist also suggested this week I stretch my back into a tucked position by squatting and getting into a bow position.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 4' 9"
    • Newyork
    15
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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 3-12 months
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • 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 Discomforting
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Discomforting
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Weight loss,

    Not much because of the pain.


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  • Gina Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 139 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • millbrae, ca
    04
    May2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

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

    stress was the main cause of my pain, and it's taken me 8 years to whittle away at fixing it. I've tried almost all non-invasive treatements, checked almost all of the boxes! All of them helped a little bit, but mostly very slowly, including Feldenkreis (re-learning how to move). Meditation was slow but provides very consistent progress, and I will continue this with yoga as life skills.

    Gokhale posture was re-learning how to sit/stand/lie/bend and was started 6 months ago...the most recent and FAST progress I sorely needed, after so many years! The 2nd fastest help was Traditional Chinese Medicine/TCM with their herbs, food changes (warm), and daily heat with clay packs during those frigid winter (painful) months...lifechanging, inexpensive, constant work, but extremely hard to find practicioners.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 240 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Abbottstown,pa
    03
    May2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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? All the time
    • 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? 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 1/2 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes