Brace 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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  • Paul Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 172 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Menlo Park, CA
    17
    Feb2019
    • 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? 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 Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Mattress Change, Supportive Shoes, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, Other, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Opioids

    This is like a nagging headache that begins and builds during the day. I have a workout routine developed via Gokhle Method that I complete every day except major exercise days--long hikes and skiing.

    Gokhle has been instrumental in increasing the amount of activity over time and eliminating NASIds from my diet.

    Significantly, her decompression techniques provide recovery mechanisms that have allowed me to extend hours of higher activity.


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  • Laura Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 139 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
    21
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week