DISC DISORDERS AND SPINAL INJURY
Disc disorders such as herniation and degenerative disc disease can cause severe neck pain, chronic lower back pain, sciatica, numbness and tingling in the arms and shoulders and muscle weakness in the legs.
Spinal injury may cause weakness and loss of feeling at and below the injury and can cause problems such as: increased muscle contraction (spasticity), loss of normal bowel and bladder control (including constipation, incontinence and bladder spasms), numbness, sensory changes, pain or weakness.
JYOTI, 43, USA
Jyoti came to the clinic suffering with both lower and upper spine pain. It had become unmanageable. Jyoti attended the clinic over 2 seasons.
Jinsu, 31, South Korea
Jinsu came to the clinic suffering from upper and lower back pain. He completed 6 weeks of treatment.
WERNER, 58, USA
Werner had been in two serious car accidents. The second one had left him with a concussion for 4 years. He had been offered no solution to his problem and was unable to work and function properly due to constant headaches and lack of sleep. Werner attended the clinic for 3 seasons.
After two months at the clinic my headaches were reduced and I began reading again. After five months my head hurt noticeably less, I was able to focus for much longer periods, socialise in groups and clarity of thought was returning.
After seven months, I began waking up in the morning feeling refreshed. I was able to start working again, which had seemed a distant dream at the beginning. By the end of the tenth month the quality of my work was excellent, my headaches were virtually gone and I was upbeat about life again. Going home, the twenty-four hour trip, which had been a torture when traveling to the clinic, did not faze me.
I am thrilled to be able to rejoin life. I look forward to the opportunities that now are available to me. And the kicker is that, though there were some difficult moments, the clinic was a very enjoyable experience. I got to meet people from all over the world, experience a new culture and Miranda and Ringo are welcomingly warm, compassionate and nurturing.
FREDERIC, 57, FRANCE
After a serious fall when he was a small boy, Frederic was in a coma for one week. After that he became completely deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other. Throughout his life Frederic has experienced many health problems, culminating in heart surgery four years ago. This compounded the problems in his body as post-surgery his ribs were replaced in an incorrect position. Since then, he had been unable to find any comfort due to severe and prolonged pain. His whole body had started to twist and he was experiencing double vision. Frederic’s treatment was for eight weeks.