Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 152 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Des Moines, Iowa
    23
    May2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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, for 3-12 months
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Mild
    • 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Pilates, Traction, Strengthening Exercises, Rest, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids
      Not Improved
      Opioids, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Inversion Table, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Acupuncture, Massage, Ice, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Acetaminophen, Chiropractor

    During a flare up I can barely move, but most of the time I have mild to moderate back/leg pain.


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  • Bill Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 137 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • San Diego, CA
    20
    May2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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? Not at all
    • 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 Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Muscle Strain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Acupuncture, Rest, Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      Heat, Mattress Change

    Since working with the Gokhale techniques, I no longer have lower back pain. I regularly hike and do gardening for exercise.


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  • 11
    May2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • 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? 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 10 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
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Swimming, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Rest,
      Not Improved
      Heat, Acetaminophen, Mattress Change, Brace,

    Feeling better whit exercises


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female