Ice for Lower Back Pain

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  • Colleen Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 108 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Laguna Woods, CA
    16
    Dec2020
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • 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? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spinal Stenosis
    • Pain areas  Lower back middle

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Traction, Heat, Rest, Medical Marijuana
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Ice, Mattress Change, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises

    I have neuropathy in the left foot caused by lumbar spine degeneration. My left hip and thigh area were numb due to sitting incorrectly while studying long hours. The pain in my left leg was unbearable and I was one week away from signing up for back surgery when I saw an email for Gokhale free workshop on gardening. I attended the workshop on Zoom (during Covid pandemic) and my life trajectory was changed from back surgery to The Gokhale Method which taught me what I had been looking for from chiropractors and doctors for years. How to stand, sleep, sit, walk, bend, lift, etc. to not only avoid pain but to HEAL certain parts of my body that had been damaged throughout my life by sitting, standing, walking incorrectly. I am 69 now and can walk, garden, bend down, carry up to 20 lbs and live life again knowing that the lessons I have learned from Gokhale Method will keep me strong and healthy throughout my life.


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  • Nancy Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Tucson. AZ
    16
    Nov2020
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • 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? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Married
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No, quit over 5 years ago
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Insomnia
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Pain areas Right shoulder front

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Postural Modifications, Strengthening Exercises, Home Exercise Program, Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking, Physical Therapy, Ice, Supplements, Massage, Stretching, Acupuncture, Rest, Prolotherapy

    Of all the things I have tried, the Gokhale Method has been the most effective.


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  • Anita Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Madison, WI
    23
    Aug2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Divorced
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Pain areas Right knee front, Lower back middle, Neck left side, Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Pilates, Walking/Hiking, Gokhale Method, Postural Modifications, Yoga, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Massage, Ice, Physical Therapy, Home Exercise Program

    I also engage in gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, knitting, sewing, reading. I used to be much more active with swimming, aerobics, etc when I was much younger.

    I have had back issues for 40 years, that manifested when I was building a log home with my ex, but the recent issue some 6+ months ago was the most severe.


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  • Cynthia Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Moreno Valley CA
    30
    Apr2020
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • 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