Supportive Shoes for Lower Back Pain

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  • Julie Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 110 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Topanga, CA
    16
    Feb2021
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • 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? Yes, for over a year
    • 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? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Frequently
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Sometimes
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Rare
    • Pain level (1-10) 4
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain, Insomnia, Neck-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Compression fracture
    • Pain areas Inside right knee, Inside left knee, Right leg, Right ankle, Right foot, Lower back middle, Lower back right, Back of right knee, Back of left knee

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Traction, Heat, Weight loss, Mattress Change, Supportive Shoes, Ice, Rest, Massage, Walking/Hiking
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Inversion Table, Medical Marijuana, PEMF Therapy, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Ultrasound Therapy, Acupuncture, Supplements, Prolotherapy, Physical Therapy,
      Worsened
      Feldenkrais Method, Pilates, Yoga, Swimming, Chiropractor, Strengthening Exercises, Home Exercise Program

    I have 4 herniated disks. I hike and stretch a little and am managing basic Tai Chi, but most anything else -- yoga, core strengthening, Chiropractic etc. increase my pain.


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  • Colleen Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 108 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Laguna Woods, CA
    16
    Dec2020
    • Injury Status Cured
    • 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
    • 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? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • 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
    • Marital Status Single
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use None
    • Additional conditions Arthrithis
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Spinal Stenosis
    • Pain areas  Lower back middle

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Traction, Heat, Rest, Medical Marijuana
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Ice, Mattress Change, Physical Therapy
      Worsened
      Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises

    I have neuropathy in the left foot caused by lumbar spine degeneration. My left hip and thigh area were numb due to sitting incorrectly while studying long hours. The pain in my left leg was unbearable and I was one week away from signing up for back surgery when I saw an email for Gokhale free workshop on gardening. I attended the workshop on Zoom (during Covid pandemic) and my life trajectory was changed from back surgery to The Gokhale Method which taught me what I had been looking for from chiropractors and doctors for years. How to stand, sleep, sit, walk, bend, lift, etc. to not only avoid pain but to HEAL certain parts of my body that had been damaged throughout my life by sitting, standing, walking incorrectly. I am 69 now and can walk, garden, bend down, carry up to 20 lbs and live life again knowing that the lessons I have learned from Gokhale Method will keep me strong and healthy throughout my life.


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  • Anita Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Madison, WI
    23
    Aug2020
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • 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
    • 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? Discomforting
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
    • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
    • Marital Status Divorced
    • Employment Status Retired
    • Tobacco Use No
    • Alcohol Use Moderate
    • Pain level (1-10) 2
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Arthrithis, Knee-pain
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy)
    • Pain areas Right knee front, Lower back middle, Neck left side, Lower back left

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Pilates, Walking/Hiking, Gokhale Method, Postural Modifications, Yoga, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching,