John Sarno for Lower Back Pain

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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
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Allina spinal clinic
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Epidural, John Sarno, Supplements, Yoga, Ultrasound Therapy, Discectomy Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Postural Modifications, Meditation, McKenzie Method, Traction, Heat, Oral corticosteroids, Physical Therapy, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Acupuncture, Swimming, Brace, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes, Mattress Change
      Worsened
      Spinal cord stimulator (implant), Inversion Table, Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Other, Rest, Surgery, Gokhale Method

    It wasn't an injury it just happened


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  • 06
    Nov2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Spondylolisthesis, Muscle Strain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Meditation, Heat
      Not Improved
      Cortisone Injection, Epidural, John Sarno, Oral corticosteroids, Postural Modifications, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Physical Therapy, Acetaminophen, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Massage, Swimming

    Ultimately, getting off the heavy painkillers I was prescribed and starting a walking regimen is what managed the pain, and it's been 25 years and still walking a few miles a day.. best treatment ever, for me.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 180 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    22
    Mar2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Swimming, Physical Therapy, Ice
      Not Improved
      Heat,