Helene 

Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 130 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • Santa Cruz, CA
16
Sep2019
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Have you felt depressed or hopeless in the last 7 days? Rarely
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
  • 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? Mild
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Never
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
  • Back pain interference with travel Sometimes
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Sciatica (pinched nerve, radiculopathy), Osteoarthritis (arthritis), Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated disc (bulging disc, disc protrusion), Scoliosis, Muscle Strain
  • Additional conditions Arthrithis, Depression

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Gokhale Method,
    Improved
    Pilates, Epidural, Rest, Meditation, Strengthening Exercises,
    Not Improved
    Opioids, Stretching, Heat, Acetaminophen, Acupuncture, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Worsened
    Chiropractor, Walking/Hiking

Regular practice of the Gokhale 8-steps has given me my mobility back. A year ago I was unable to walk more than 100 feet without severe right low back pain and sciatica - I had to use hiking sticks for almost all walking, and was reduced to light duty at work. I could not drive/sit in a car for more than 20 min without same (had to stretch out in back seat for relief). With disciplined practice of the Gokhale method, I can now walk several miles without sticks and with only very minimal occasional stiffness. I am confident that continued practice will relieve me of even that. I am a nurse working in a busy hospital unit - Esther saved me from pain meds and surgery, and allowed me the freedom to keep working. What more could anyone ask??


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