Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 139 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • millbrae, ca
  • Injury Status Cured
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
  • 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? 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 conditions Neck-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Gokhale Method
    Almost Cured
    Pilates, Strengthening Exercises, Mattress Change, Swimming, Walking/Hiking, Stretching, Heat, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Physical Therapy, Ice, Acupuncture, Massage
    Not Improved
    Rest, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

stress was the main cause of my pain, and it's taken me 8 years to whittle away at fixing it. I've tried almost all non-invasive treatements, checked almost all of the boxes! All of them helped a little bit, but mostly very slowly, including Feldenkreis (re-learning how to move). Meditation was slow but provides very consistent progress, and I will continue this with yoga as life skills.

Gokhale posture was re-learning how to sit/stand/lie/bend and was started 6 months ago...the most recent and FAST progress I sorely needed, after so many years! The 2nd fastest help was Traditional Chinese Medicine/TCM with their herbs, food changes (warm), and daily heat with clay packs during those frigid winter (painful) months...lifechanging, inexpensive, constant work, but extremely hard to find practicioners.

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