Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 8"
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Back pain causing leg pain No, I don't feel any leg pain
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Doctor/Care Giver None
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Number of Surgeries None
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
  • 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? Not at all
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Walking distance with leg pain As far as I want
  • Sitting without having to change position As long as I want
  • Standing without experiencing back pain As long as I want
  • Pain when rising from a seated position No change
  • Back-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Leg-Pain while bending forward No pain
  • Pain while bending backward No pain
  • Walk with no pain Any distance
  • Sitting without back pain As long as I like
  • Standing without back pain As long I want
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
  • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis (arthritis)
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Knee-pain

Treatment Ratings

    Gokhale Method
    Walking/Hiking, Heat,
    Not Improved
    Rest, McKenzie Method, Ice, Alexander Technique, Physical Therapy

Walking vigorously for 30+ minutes, at least three to six times a week, as taught by the Gokhale Method, i.e., Primal Posture walking. Raising heart rate up to 150-160 bpm, from a resting heart rate of 60 bpm. Will start cycling again, as time permits. Still working full-time. Longest ride was the Around the Bay in a day - 210 km - in 2012. Several 100 km rides since, but busy at work. No help needed at present. Physiotherapy has by largely useless. The Gokhale Method is the only process that has worked. Please don't pitch anything else.

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