Strengthening Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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  • Donna Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Lowell,In
    17
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • 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, for over a year
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 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 No pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Knee-pain, Arthrithis

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Epidural, McKenzie Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ice, Brace,
      Worsened
      Inversion Table, Rest

    Try to stay physically active


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  • Carla Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    15
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • 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
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 5 blocks
    • 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 Discomforting
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Discomforting
    • Pain while bending backward Mild pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach Mild
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Rest, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Epidural, Meditation, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Chiropractor, Weight loss, Walking/Hiking,

    Just found out I have fibromyalgia also


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  • Debbie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • New Britain CT
    14
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Sometimes
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Massage
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Yoga, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change, Rest, Swimming, Medical Marijuana, Ice, Opioids
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Meditation, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, Pilates,
      Worsened
      Chiropractor, Cortisone Injection,

    My condition affects every aspect of my life. Working, driving, outdoor activities, playing with my grandchildren. I also suffer from insomnia and depression and anxiety. Chronic pain controls every minute of every day. Like a throbbing toothache that won’t go away


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 6"
    • Elmira NY
    08
    Jul2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Heat, Swimming,

    My balance is poor i have neuropathy in my feet t have back pain 24 hours a day cant do much bending over which makes it hard to do many things both in snd out of the house. i work 2 days a week as a bakery clerk which the standing on my feet on the hard floors kills me i go out of ther in tears most days
    the pain wakes me up often at night
    i am really tired of it


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