Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

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  • 09
    Mar2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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, 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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 Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 30 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 30 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • 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 Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Swimming, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Brace, Mattress Change, Supplements, Heat, Acetaminophen,

    Feeling better whit exercises


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  • Martha Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 220 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Seattle Wa
    06
    Mar2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little 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? Never
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild
    • 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 conditions Insomnia, High blood pressure, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method, Weight loss, Chiropractor,
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Ice, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest
      Not Improved
      Acupuncture,

    I'm challenged by my work chair and desk. I really wanted a Gokhale chair but the transaction proved problematic.


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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