Acupuncture 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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  • Kathleen Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130  lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    15
    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 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? No pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method, Chiropractor
      Improved
      Pilates, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture, Ice,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy

    Rarely affects my daily life anymore, thanks to the Gokhale Method. It's worked better than any physical therapy. I had a neck injury I didn't realize I had from a skiing fall 30 years ago which affected the alignment off my spine. My chiropractor performs upper cervical adjustments and the Gokhale Method I believe is correcting my spine. I'm so grateful to have found the Gokhale Method.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 144 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Madison, CT
    02
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Michael Rubinstein
    • 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? 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
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain One hour
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, High blood pressure, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Acetaminophen, Walking/Hiking, Brace, Rest, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids,
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture, Gokhale Method, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Stretching, Heat, Chiropractor, Ice, Supportive Shoes,

    After being on my feet for an hour or more my back starts to hurt. I have to limit my shopping time or use a shopping cart to lean on. As the day goes on my back gets tired and I find my posture gets worse. I hate the rounded way I look and it affects my self-esteem

    Every morning I walk my dog at the beach for a mile or mile and a half. I do stretching exercises most days and try to practice the Gokhale method.


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  • Pam Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 197 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Spokane, Wa
    20
    Dec2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Idaho Pain Clinia
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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 over a year
    • 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? All the time
    • 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 2-3 hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Pilates, Swimming, Opioids, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest,