Pilates 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
    • Female
    • 112 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Ljubljana, Slovenia
    02
    Jan2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
    • 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
    • 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? 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 Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Scoliosis, Muscle Strain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture, Pilates,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking

    With all of the methods that I marked (especially Gokhale method) I believe I can manage the back pain. Or at least if it starts to hurt I know what to do to manage the pain in a way that the pain is gone or at least is diminished.


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  • Anonymous Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 206 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Lv, Nv
    07
    Oct2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Often
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • 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 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? Horrible
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Insomnia, Knee-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Chiropractor, Pilates, Physical Therapy, Ice, Acupuncture, Rest, Brace,
      Not Improved
      Traction, Ultrasound Therapy, Weight loss, Acetaminophen, Walking/Hiking, Opioids, Supportive Shoes,

    Tired of being in pain...makes me feel exhausted!


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  • Sharoan Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 140 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Sunnyvale CA
    19
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 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? Never
    • 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
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 2-4 miles
    • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 2-3 hours
    • Pain when rising from a seated position A little worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
    • Pain while bending backward No pain
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Frequently
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Scoliosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Hip-pain, High blood pressure

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Feldenkrais Method, Swimming, Gokhale Method, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Acupuncture,
      Not Improved
      Walking/Hiking, Pilates, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy,

    My walking slows down. I can't do 5 mi walks or my ballet class for 3 to 4 years. After Gokhale, I can walk more easily after sitting correctly.