Bill 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 218 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Pleasanton, CA
26
Apr2018
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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? Sometimes
  • 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
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Gokhale Method
    Improved
    Opioids, Swimming, Epidural, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Supplements, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Rest, Cortisone Injection,
    Not Improved
    McKenzie Method, Acupuncture, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

Gokhale Method and TENS have been the most helpful along with mindfulness meditations. Gokhale because it is a comprehensive focus on lifestyle, posture for sitting, standing, lying and moving (walking) and provides exercises to develop strength and flexibility. It also teaches me more of the physiology involved. It allows me to take control of the pain issues rather than be controlled. I work on it every day and maintain a status as an alumni to be able to attend webinars, ask questions and access the video library. TENS is good when the back is stiff and sore and provides immediate relief.

One medication I am on that is not on your list is Gabapentin


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