Strengthening Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 168 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Clarksdale, Ms
    22
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Physical activity per week 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? 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Physical Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Chiropractor,
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Rest, Ice, Opioids,

    It hurts mainly when I am on feet all day or bending over doing paperwork. I am in education so I do all kinds of things such as lifting cumulative records which usually aggravate it!


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 265 lbs
    • 6' 1"
    • Burbank CA
    22
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • 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? Never
    • 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? Mild
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without having to change position 30 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 1-2 Hours
    • 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 Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Diabetes, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Physical Therapy, Rest, Chiropractor,
      Improved
      Supplements, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Acupuncture, Ice, TENS/Electrical Stimulation,

    Walking


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 4"
    • Berlin md
    20
    Sep2018
    • 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 over a year
    • Chronicity 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 Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, High blood pressure, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Traction, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Epidural, Swimming, Weight loss, Prolotherapy, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace, Opioids,

    Pain all the time, constantly thinking of ways to avoid activities that cause pain


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  • Vic Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 250 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Bokeelia
    19
    Sep2018
    • 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? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 6-18 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? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Medical Marijuana, Meditation, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Physical Therapy, Rest, Ice, Massage
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Cortisone Injection, Supplements, Acupuncture, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table, Traction

    I can't kayak, bike or hike


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 159 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    16
    Sep2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr.Dale
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat