Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 205 lbs
  • 5' 10"
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Number of Surgeries 2
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Osteoporosis

Treatment Ratings

    Gokhale Method, Postural Modifications
    Laminectomy (Decompression) Surgery, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Discectomy Surgery, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Physical Therapy, Surgery
    Not Improved
    Brace, Epidural, Inversion Table, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Acupuncture, Acetaminophen

My first back surgery was a complete failure. I came out of it in a worse condition than I was before surgery. Second back surgery was very good and I got 8 good years with the results. After eight years I was in terrible pain facing major fusion, according to the orthopedic docs. I did not want to go through surgery again and searched and searched for a non surgical solution. I tried many, many things and nothing made much of a difference.

Then I found the Gokhale Method and I began to notice immediate improvements. I have been pain free for nine + years and am able to be very active and I'm enjoying my life very much. I will be forever grateful for the methods that Esther Gokhale has taught me and I have referred many people to her who are suffering from debilitating back pain.

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