Acupuncture for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • FrenchLick IN.
    16
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • 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 3-12 months
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • 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
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • 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, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Chiropractor
      Improved
      Stretching, Ice, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy, Meditation, Swimming, Traction, Heat, Physical Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Opioids,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table

    I have R.L.S Fibermyalgia sciatica osteoarthritis back issues. Shoulder issues. Wt.issues.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • perkins Oklahoma
    15
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 1 hour
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Acupuncture, Chiropractor
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Oral corticosteroids,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen, Supplements, Meditation

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 173 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • West Allis Wisconsin
    01
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • 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? 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? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Horrible
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Depression, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Heat, Acetaminophen, Pilates, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Rest, Acupuncture, Chiropractor

    I injuried my back at work 1997. Im on disabilities because of my back. If im out to long my back hurt. If i sit i hurt i stand to long it hurt. I need to rotate.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 123 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Cambridge, MA
    31
    Jul2019
    • 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? 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? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Gokhale Method, Rest, Ice
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractor,

    Myofascial treatment has really helped, as has Gabapentin. I just started the Gokhale Method and I think that is going to be super helpful as well.


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