Working as a nurse, Lisa injured her back lifting a patient. After 3 days of excruciating pain with no improvement, she asked me for help. The day after our healing session, she wrote:
Pain in the left buttock [had been] an 8/10, but this morning it was a 5/10. Range of motion increased, too. I was able to put my pants on while standing up [for the first time in days], with a minimum of screaming. Hooray!
Her condition continued to improve in the days and weeks following our session, leading to a full recovery.
She gave such a detailed report, with all the medical terminology you’d expect from a well-trained nurse, that I’m going to let her words speak for themselves. (Lightly edited for readability, layman’s terms in [brackets]).
Her condition prior to our session:
I woke up with sharp, pulsing pains radiating down the anterior [front], lateral [outside] and posterior [back] sides of my left leg and experienced simultaneously a deep, constant pain in my left buttock which radiated to my groin. I was lying on my left side and was unable to roll over to the right. My left hip and thigh wouldn’t flex. With effort, I could wiggle the toes on my left foot; so I grabbed my left knee and threw my left leg over the right and rolled out of bed. I was nauseated from the pain. I hobbled to the kitchen, took two Aleve and one Ibuprofen and applied an ice pack to my lower back for 30 minutes. I had to go to work. I couldn’t call in sick… we have to call in 3 hours before our shift starts. It was already too late to call in. I felt better after icing my back; I hoped I prevented the muscles from going into a spasm. But when I bent down to pull on my pants, I screamed. I had to lie down on the bed and put my legs up in the air. It took four tries to get my pants on.
That was her condition the morning before our session, and it was similar to the other days since her injury. She would slowly feel better throughout the day, then return to that excruciating pain the next morning.
We did our session after work that day. Here’s her report of the morning following our session:
Pain in the left buttock was typically an 8/10, but this morning it was a 5/10. Range of motion increased, too. I was able to put my pants on while standing up, with a minimum of screaming. Hooray! Shooting pains still occurred down the left leg, three sides, but not as frequently. In order to get into the car I still had to pick up my left leg and place it inside, but I was no longer nauseated or sweaty. I continued taking 2 Aleve each morning, and one at night, and applying ice 30 minutes on followed by heat for 20 minutes while awake.
The last sentence is something important for all clients: Continue doing any normal treatments, such as painkillers and ice, even after our session. The more things you can do to help yourself, the better.
And her report from the following day, two days after our session:
Pain down the lateral [outside] and posterior [back] sides of my left leg decreased in intensity. Pain on the anterior [front] side still the same. I was able to touch my toes with a 5/10-7/10 pain. Before, I couldn’t roll over, but now, with conscious direction of my muscles, I can roll from laying on my back to my right side (still experiencing 8/10 pain while doing so, but could now roll over without using my hands to pull my left leg across my body).
Over the following two weeks, Lisa experienced a full recovery.