Pilates for Lower Back Pain

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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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  • Alexander Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 10"
    • Mukilteo WA
    14
    Jan2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
    • 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
    • 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? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
    • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • 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 Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • 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 Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Heat, Walking/Hiking, Pilates,

    My lower back pain started about 20 years ago. At that time it was significant preventing me from walking more than a few steps before needing to stop and stretch my back. after about 6 months it eventually went away. Since then I have had similar but much shorter episodes maybe a couple of times a year. I have always been able to relieve any pain by stretching, like childs pose. The current issue I am experiencing has been going on for a few months. Stretching relieves any pain but it comes back quickly if I am on my feet. I am familiar with the Gokhale method but so far have not been a very good practitioner.


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  • Pam Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 197 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Spokane, Wa
    20
    Dec2018
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, but most of the pain is in my back
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Doctor/Care Giver Idaho Pain Clinia
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Number of Surgeries 4+
    • 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
    • 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? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Walking distance with leg pain 1 block
    • Sitting without having to change position 2-3 hours
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Mild
    • Pain while bending backward Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain Only with a stick or crutches
    • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
    • Standing without back pain I can’t stand without 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), Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spondylolisthesis
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Pilates, Swimming, Opioids, Heat, Weight loss, Acetaminophen,