Strengthening Exercises for Lower Back Pain

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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 170 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Woodland,mi
    21
    Aug2019
    • 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? All the time
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating
    • Back pain interfere with sleep All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Most of the time
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Stretching, Other, Strengthening Exercises, Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, Epidural, Walking/Hiking, Heat, Oral corticosteroids, Massage,
      Not Improved
      Supportive Shoes, Medical Marijuana, Mattress Change, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Brace, Chiropractor, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Physical Therapy

    Hard to work but just have to keep fighting


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  • Bob Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 182 lbs
    • 6' 0"
    • Wilmington,NC
    21
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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
    • 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? Distressing
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Several times every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Facet Syndrome/Sprain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, High blood pressure, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Acetaminophen, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Ice,
      Not Improved
      Epidural, Meditation, Walking/Hiking, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy, Opioids

    My back pain actually causes severe neuropathy in both feet which is actually worse than the actual back pain!


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  • Sheila Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 104 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • Fairfield Iowa
    20
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • 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
    • 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 Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Prolotherapy, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking, Massage, Rest,
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Ice, Inversion Table, Mattress Change, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection,

    It has been difficult for me to sit until I started the Gokhale Method for posture


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  • Donitta Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Lyons
    17
    Aug2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury?