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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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  • Franno Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 114 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Sydney, NSW
    12
    Nov2019
    • 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? A little bit
    • 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? Mild
    • 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 Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Facet Syndrome/Sprain, Osteoporosis, Muscle Strain
    • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Hip-pain, Knee-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Swimming, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Rest, Ice, Physical Therapy, Walking/Hiking,

    It is now a minor annoyance. My regular exercise is to do a good deal of gardening, walking, yoga and cycling (road and MTB). I am also going to take up regular swimming (laps) now that summer has arrived.


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  • Donitta Lower Back Pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 200 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Lyons
    05
    Nov2019
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Back pain causing leg pain Yes, my back and my leg hurt just as much
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Parkes
    • 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? 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? Always
    • 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 10 minutes
    • Standing without experiencing back pain 10 minutes
    • Pain when rising from a seated position Much worse
    • Back-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Leg-Pain while bending forward Distressing
    • Pain while bending backward Distressing
    • Walk with no pain Any distance
    • Sitting without back pain 10 minutes
    • Standing without back pain 10 minutes
    • Back pain interfere with sleep Every night
    • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) I require some help due to pain
    • Back pain interference with travel Pain restricts me to journeys of less than 2 hours
    • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
    • Additional conditions Knee-pain, Diabetes, Insomnia, Arthrithis, Hip-pain, Depression, Neck-pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Opioids, Strengthening Exercises
      Not Improved
      Meditation, Heat, Weight loss, Brace, Rest, Ice,