Heat for Lower Back Pain

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  • Steve Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 191 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Prescott, AZ
    05
    Apr2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • 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
    • 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Sitting without having to change position 10 minutes
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Arthrithis, Insomnia
    • Pain areas Outside left knee, Left knee front, Outside right knee, Right knee front, Right ankle, Left ankle, Left foot, Lower back left, Lower back middle, Lower back right, Back of left knee, Back of right knee

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Gokhale Method, Heat, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Home Exercise Program,
      Not Improved
      Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Rest, Supplements, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice

    I've had physical therapy and do home exercises. I recently started with the Gokhale Method and so far the experience has been very encouraging.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 219 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Edmonton Albreta Canada
    14
    Mar2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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? 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Other
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Pain areas Left hip, Right hip, Lower back right, Lower back middle, Lower back left, Between shoulder blades, Neck right side, Base of skul, Back of neck, Neck left side

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Opioids, Gokhale Method, Mattress Change, Postural Modifications, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Home Exercise Program, Physical Therapy, Massage, Rest, Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Acupuncture, Yoga, McKenzie Method, Ice, Alexander Technique, Walking/Hiking, Weight loss

    Also hav Functuo al Neurological disorder
    Wide spread Inflammation- as yet unexplained


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 4' 11"
    • NY
    24
    Feb2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • 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? Quite a bit