Review for Lower Back Pain

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 135 lbs
  • 5' 0"
  • Ketchum Idaho
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • 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
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Back pain interfere with sleep Sometimes
  • Back pain interfere with your personal care (washing, dressing etc) Not at all
  • Back pain interference with travel Not at all
  • Marital Status Married
  • Employment Status Retired
  • Tobacco Use No
  • Alcohol Use None
  • Pain level (1-10) zero
  • Additional Diagnosis/Symptoms Osteoporosis, Scoliosis

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Gokhale Method
    Walking/Hiking, Postural Modifications, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Massage
    Not Improved
    Chiropractor, Physical Therapy

I have scoliosis and osteoporosis. I will never be able to totally cure either of them - especially the scoliosis. General core strengthening and stretching keep most of the pain away. I recently completed the Gokhale Method's Elements program with the hope that posture awareness would help minimize the negative effects of my issues. The online classes were very helpful since the instructor was very focused on my issues, explained the concepts fully, used multiple types of examples, and gave me specific, detailed feedback. Since taking the classes, I am very aware of my posture and how proper posture can keep me pain-free.

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