Gokhale Method for Lower Back Pain

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  • Geo Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 172 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Alamo, California and Vancouver, BC Canada
    16
    Jan2019
    • 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? Somewhat
    • Have you been off work or unemployed due to low-back pain? Not at all
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 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 Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Walking/Hiking,
      Not Improved
      McKenzie Method, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture, Ice, Physical Therapy

    It has stopped me playing high level high power hitting tennis and maybe ice skating and skiing for now


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  • Gaye Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 5' 8"
    • CA
    16
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • 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? 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 Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Osteoporosis
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method,
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Pilates, Physical Therapy, Ice, Massage, Rest, Chiropractor,
      Not Improved
      Ultrasound Therapy, Heat, Meditation, Mattress Change, Swimming, Weight loss, Walking/Hiking, Supportive Shoes

    My lower back pain was cured in 2011-12 with the Gokhale method. However, 1.5 years ago I had a rib injury, that I was unable to recover from. As recently as yesterday, I learned, with a Gokhale Method postural assessment, that my posture had deteriorated. I am now signed up for another Gokhale Method Foundation Course, and will report back with results.

    My exercise routine consists of 1/2 hour of weight bearing exercise and a 40 minute walk, at least 5 days per week.


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  • Kathleen Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 130  lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Salt Lake City, Utah
    15
    Jan2019
    • 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? 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? A little bit
    • 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) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Insomnia

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method, Chiropractor
      Improved
      Pilates, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture, Ice,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy

    Rarely affects my daily life anymore, thanks to the Gokhale Method. It's worked better than any physical therapy. I had a neck injury I didn't realize I had from a skiing fall 30 years ago which affected the alignment off my spine. My chiropractor performs upper cervical adjustments and the Gokhale Method I believe is correcting my spine. I'm so grateful to have found the Gokhale Method.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 120 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Richmond, CA
    05
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1/2 mile
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries None
    • 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? 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
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, most of the pain is in my leg
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Sitting without having to change position 1-2 Hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 30 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks
    • 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) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoporosis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Depression

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Rest, Gokhale Method,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Chiropractor, Supportive Shoes,

    Difficult to stop my day to do exercises. Once I do I enjoy the stretches.