Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 140 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Sunnyvale CA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
  • 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
  • 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? Discomforting
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
  • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
  • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
  • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
  • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward No pain
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
  • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure

Treatment Ratings

    Feldenkrais Method, Swimming, Gokhale Method, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture,
    Not Improved
    Walking/Hiking, Pilates, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy,

My walking slows down. I can't do 5 mi walks or my ballet class for 3 to 4 years. After Gokhale, I can walk more easily after sitting correctly.

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