Heat for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180.00 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • San Mateo, CA
    07
    Sep2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Sometimes
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Pain level (1-10) 3
    • Additional conditions High blood pressure, Insomnia
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Pain areas Left hip, Right hip, Left ankle, Left foot, Right ankle, Right foot, Lower back middle, Lower back left, Lower back right, Between shoulder blades

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Postural Modifications, Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Rest, Ice, Supportive Shoes, Heat, Pilates, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching
      Not Improved
      Opioids, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Facet Joint Injection,

    Reflux


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Sun City West, AZ
    23
    Aug2021
    • 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? Quite a 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? Never
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Employed
    • Tobacco Use No, quit over 5 years ago
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 5
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis
    • Pain areas Right hip, Between shoulder blades, Lower back middle

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Gokhale Method, Rest, Opioids, Massage, TENS/Electrical Stimulation
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Home Exercise Program, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Postural Modifications, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Brace, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Facet Joint Injection,

    Aqua aerobics 4 days a week - the only real exercise I can do.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 150 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Oklahoma City, OK
    01
    Jun2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Never
    • 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 No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis
    • Pain areas Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings