Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 170 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Danvers MA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Number of Surgeries 1
  • 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? Rarely
  • 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), Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis
  • Additional conditions Neck-pain, Knee-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Gokhale Method
    Medical Marijuana, Brace, Walking/Hiking, Postural Modifications
    Not Improved
    Alexander Technique, Mattress Change, Meditation, TENS/Electrical Stimulation, Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Pilates

Until the Gokhale Method Classes, I was very limited. My foot &/or feet were numb. Had neuropathic events. Lower & Upper Back were set off by the slightest action. I have always been a very active/strong person and needed help from my spouse. My arms were affected, so I couldn't work on the computer except for short stints. Currently, I am working on improving my ability to drive for longer periods with the library videos provided by Gokhale University. I wish this was a standard PT so others can avoid surgery and mobility limitations.

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