Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 146 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Tacoma WA
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? Mild
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain

Treatment Ratings

    Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Walking/Hiking
    Not Improved
    Postural Modifications, Brace

Back tires and aches when swing dancing. I am 89 years old. I perform planks, squats, bridges, bird dogs, upward wall stretches, various arm and shoulder exercises, cobra stretches, abdominal stretches and strengthening (no sittups) .

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