Rachel 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 175 lbs
  • 5' 7"
  • Wellington, New Zealand
30
Dec2018
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Never
  • Repeat injury? No
  • 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? Yes, under 1 month
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • 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
  • 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 Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion)

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    Gokhale Method
    Not Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest, Heat, Mattress Change,

I spent years trying to get help with lower back pain. Every morning my back was very stiff and I couldn’t bend down to pick anything up off the floor. It improved during the day but was back again every morning. I tried resting, exercising more, exercising less, changing my mattress, ibuprofen, GP, osteopath, chiropractor, Chinese medicine, but nothing helped. Finding the Gokhale Method has changed my life. From the Gokhale Method Foundation Course and book (8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back) I now clearly know how to sit, stand, walk and bend in ways that help my back rather than hurt my back. I no longer have any pain, even after gardening, and I feel young again.


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