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  • Franno Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 114 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Sydney, NSW
    12
    Nov2019
    • 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 Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    It is now a minor annoyance. My regular exercise is to do a good deal of gardening, walking, yoga and cycling (road and MTB). I am also going to take up regular swimming (laps) now that summer has arrived.


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  • Donitta Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Lyons
    05
    Nov2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Parkes
    • 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? 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? Always
    • 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 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep 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 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Diabetes, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Heat, Weight loss, Brace, Rest, Ice,

    I don't do much, walk a few blocks, very little house work. The injection & pain meds somewhat help. I can walk 1 block to church but no farther without excruciating pain. Causes me SOB, pain radiates down my hip, thigh & even my foot. I don't have a good quality of life, I am alone & don't get out but once a week for church. I am still in severe pain at night, I have insomnia, have severe chronic RLS so I go from being up a couple nights to sleeping day & night couple times a week. It's one exterme or another. Can't do anything without severe pain


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  • herbert Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 175 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    28
    Oct2019
    • 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? Yes, under 1 month
    • Chronicity 18+ 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? Mild
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Yoga, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Inversion Table, Cortisone Injection, Epidural, Swimming, Supplements
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Rest, Brace, Chiropractor, Acetaminophen, Heat, Walking/Hiking

    Since my decompression laminectomy on Fri @0 Sep., 2019 Mu radiculopathy and sharp pains as well as waking up early morning with pain all gone. I currently have soreness/achyness in my hip joints and knees


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  • Mark Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • Visalia, Ca
    23
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Repeat injury? No
    • 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? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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 causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward