Lower Back Pain for over 40's
Spinal Surgery that didn't stop her pain
After 8 years of sciatic pain, became unbearable
I met Sally in 2015 when she was sixty-five.
After eight years of sciatic pain, unable to tolerate the pain any longer, Sally decided it was time to make the decision to have back surgery.
Unfortunately, her initial pain relief didn’t last, three months post-surgery her pain was worse than before. The recent addition of the opioid drug Targin only added balance difficulties to her pain.
So was I able to help? - Yes!
By the use of a variety of techniques and treatment she was able to address and release a variety of issues, both present and past. Then she was pain-free. There only remained the excessive amount of medications, the battle to get off the drugs.
Sally sent me an email at Christmas 2018 - 3 years later
“I’m doing good and off most pain killers now, especially Targin, still have a few niggles but that’s all part of ageing I guess, movement is the key.”
Surgery is often a lifesaver
perhaps explore all other options first
Value of complementary medicine for Sally's Painful Back
This case shows that the value of complementary medicine and the more important point that constant pain shouldn't be ignored. Research shows you need to consider all aspects of your life, not just your back hurting when you move.
Luckily the two cases below didn't wait too long, as they came to our clinic after weeks of pain, not years
In some cases it's surprising how quickly chronic pain can be resolved. Two recent cases illustrate this below.
Before you make the final decision to have surgery for your chronic pain in your shoulder, pain in your knee to pain in your hip try to exhaust all other avenues of treatment and pain relief.
Ouch! My painful hip is making me limp
Ben was limping and in considerable pain, especially with his lower back pain. The discomfort could be seen in his face, as he has always been a cheerful outgoing personality.
After 4 weekly sessions he was back to his usual cheerful self with a bounce in his step.
Young people get back pain too!!
Carol, 22 years was a student nurse unable to complete her final studies as her back was to painful to stand to do her hospital practical so facing the fact of not finishing her studies and failing to get her nursing degree.
When pain or injury impact on your education, especially career related, the experience of pain affects not only work related training, but ability to think, learn remember facts and be able to concentrate.
Pain ruins study, career and financial security
As these two stories, the first of a 60 year old man who works as a storeman. His recurring back pain made worse, causing him to limp, by the company doing rounds of redundancies and wondering who would be next?
In contrast Carol was at the start of her career in nursing with a career ending injury that prevented her doing her nursing placement and hence unable to continue her studies.