Mattress Change for Lower Back Pain

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  • Kare Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 135 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Asheville, North Carolina
    20
    Jan2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • 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
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Rest, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Heat, Pilates,
      Not Improved
      Mattress Change, Chiropractor

    What I like and trust most of all about the Gokhale Method is that it is about un-learning what is not natural (acquired poor posture), and learning how to return to what is natural and healthy. I wish I had discovered it years ago, but I am very excited to hear Esther say that we can improve our back health (even after decades of causing damage from poor posture and from aging.) I took the foundations class and now am enrolled in the continuing education offerings program that is available upon completion of that course. I am discovering that there is so much more going on in the Gokhale Method than helping my back to be pain free. It's about caring for my entire body in a beautiful and joyful way. Every part of us is connected and every part of us affects our back. It requires a real interest in taking responsibility for one's own health. It requires some effort but it's fun and happy effort. Thank you Esther! I am grateful because for the first time I am hopeful that I am not going to end up like my parents who suffered and suffer from severe back pain on a daily basis. I have suffered from intermittent lower back pain for decades but not any more. My back is feeling GREAT now that I am learning and practicing the Gokhale Method.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • San Francisco, California
    18
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • Physical activity per week 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
    • 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 Never
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Muscle Strain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, McKenzie Method, Mattress Change, Meditation, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Strengthening Exercises

    Low grade persistent low back pain was really affecting my mood. My muscles were in a persistently bad state and most treatments were only able to provide temporary relief (~a day). Following the Gokhale method of stretch sitting/lying and postural adjustments has improved the condition of my low back muscles, so that I am now able to engage in strengthening exercises, and has also allowed me to get back to increased overall activity levels.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Palo Alto
    08
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain interfere with sleep 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 Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Medical Marijuana, Swimming, Mattress Change, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Ice, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Feldenkrais Method

    Bending and lifting can be difficult. Some exercises are difficult.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 260 lbs
    • 6' 0"
    • Bs, mo
    07
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Always
    • 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, for over a year
    • 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 All the time
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Diabetes, Depression, Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Opioids
      Improved
      Mattress Change, Chiropractor
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Swimming, Epidural, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Heat, Ice, Rest, Brace, Acetaminophen, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,
      Worsened
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Physical Therapy,

    I am not able to do simple chores. I cannot vacuum. I cant do simple hygiene tasks without help. I have to go to my
    Mothers house to take a shower because I cant get in our tub without hurting myself. It affects every area of my life. I feel less of a person. I cant even be a good mother to my children or be a good wife to my husband
    I often feel like I would be better off dead than this non life I am living. I am worth more dear than alive....insurance. I am not suicidal or have a plan. Just a thought that entered my head.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs