Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 160 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Mountain View, CA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little 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? Rarely
  • 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
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Insomnia, Depression

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Gokhale Method
    Pilates, Walking/Hiking, Strengthening Exercises
    Not Improved
    Epidural, Mattress Change, Inversion Table, Heat, Chiropractor, Rest, Acupuncture, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

My condition limits my ability to drive very far. This limits my ability to visit with friends who live far away. Several times a week when my back pain is worse I feel depressed and sad. I walk at least 3 miles every day, and hike 8-12 miles on weekends about 3 times a month. I do a strenuous workout like bootcamp or TRX about 3 times a week for 60 minutes each time. That usually makes me feel better.

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