- Age 35-54
- 165 lbs
- 5' 7"
- Burlingame, CA
- Injury Status Recovering
- Number of Surgeries None
- Repeat injury? No
- Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- 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
- 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? Mild
- Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Facet Syndrome/Sprain
I have taken the 6-lessons Gokhale workshop in a private session with Esther and she has thought me to sit, sleep, stand, walk, and bend in ways that protect and strengthen me instead of wearing and tearing. I use her book, "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot", as a helpful resource to remind me of what I went through in my lessons. I have made significant progress, and while not pain free, I have less daily pain and am on my way to recovery. Thank you Esther!