John Sarno for Lower Back Pain

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  • Bineke Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 126 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • White River Junction, VT 05001
    25
    Jun2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Johanna Haze
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 1
    • 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
    • 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 causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much better
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Stiff and limited motion with no pain
    • Pain while lying flat on stomach No pain
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile
    • Sitting without back pain 1 Hour
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Gokhale Method, Swimming, John Sarno, Mattress Change, Meditation, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Acupuncture, Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      TENS/Electrical Stimulation

    I am retired, but generally very active. Standing and walking for longer than a few minutes still brings up severe sciatic pain in my left leg. This condition has not improved since surgery for the removal of a bone spur on Dec.12. None of the treatments have relieved the pain thus far. However I am devoted to the Gokhale method and intend to adopt the new ways for the rest of my life. I thus far have not noticed any change in walking, but I do notice that I can stand longer when at home performing common activities such as brushing teeth etc. I still need a stool to sit on when cooking but shorter episodes of standing are ok, especially in the first half of the day. Before the pain started in May of 2017 I led a most active life with all the physical activity I liked to do, including crosscountry skiing and hiking.I would love to know if there is any record of sciatic pain records relating to the Gokhale Method.
    May 15. I just started pt last week, 3 p.w. Pt noticed that anteverted pelvis position as advised in the Ghokale Method seems to be contraindicated in my case. For instance pain is less when I stand with my right good leg somewhat more back than my left leg. This results in standing more in a tuck position. She also gave me a pelvis tuck exercise while laying down.
    My acupunctionist also suggested this week I stretch my back into a tucked position by squatting and getting into a bow position.
    I recently started learning about the Sarno Method, I received an extensive program to follow, which makes much sense. I wish I had heard about that long before because it is the most holistic viewpoint and approach that I know about. I have high hopes that this will help me get over the chronic pain, in conjunction with the exercises given by my PT


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 149 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • New york
    11
    May2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a 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? Sometimes
    • 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis, Scoliosis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Oral corticosteroids, Supportive Shoes, Acetaminophen, Supplements, Meditation, John Sarno, Epidural

    I go to the gym, do the recumbent bike and weight training


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • Vero Beach, Fla.
    01
    May2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Number of Surgeries 2
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Sometimes
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Epidural, Opioids, Cortisone Injection, Surgery
      Not Improved
      Massage, Physical Therapy, John Sarno, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acetaminophen, Brace, Rest, Acupuncture, Heat

    In every way.


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  • Sandra Lower Back Pain

    • Age n/a
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 1"
    • San Mateo CA
    26
    Mar2017
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? Not at all
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method, John Sarno, Postural Modifications
      Not Improved
      Ice, Swimming, Alexander Technique, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture
      Worsened
      Massage, Yoga

    The Gokhale method change my life in a dramatic way. I even grew an inch, at 40 years old!
    And no more pain!


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • SF CA
    10
    Feb2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for 1-3 months
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, John Sarno, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique

    I am not working because of psin


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • SF CA
    10
    Feb2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Yes, for 1-3 months
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Medical Marijuana, John Sarno, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Acupuncture, Alexander Technique

    I am not working because of psin


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  • Karima Lower Back Pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 128 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Minneapolis,Minneapolis
    18
    Nov2016