Those who really know me ,will know that I enjoy learning everyday about the human body ,it’s functions and how to help all my patients to have the best quality of life possible .
Pain and injury free and being able to contribute to society to play a positive role !.
Here is a young man who is a work in progress.
Recently, I have been liaising with his physiotherapist at a national spinal unit ,what a joy is was to talk about importance of us working together, to get the best for our mutual patient using exercise, massage, combined with Bioneuro Therapy to achieve a good clinical outcome, as far as possible .
Here is Joe’s story so far .
I was born with scoliosis and had a Spinal Fusion at three years old. The operation worked very well up until the age of around 20 when I started to notice lower back pain.
This increased over the years leaving me struggling with chronic pain. I tried various things like epidural and nerve root injections but nothing seemed to work.
In June 2016 I underwent surgery to correct the curve in my spine, taking a piece out and replacing it with a metal cage as well as two metal rods either side for support.
Unfortunately during the operation The surgeon caught my spinal cord leaving me in Spinal Shock and temporally paralysed from the waist down, but within days I started being able to move my legs very slightly but I was unable to move my toes or my feet.
Its nearly a year on and I have improved a lot, but suffer I with unbearable Neuropathic foot pain in both feet and foot drop on my right side.
“I seem to have reached a plateau, my physiotherapist, decided they could no longer help me, as they had ran out of ideas, but I was not about to give up.”
Hearing about Steve from a friend I contacted him straight away he said. “I will try my very best to help you and do all I can.”
Suddenly a bit of hope in such a hard few months! I’ve been seeing Steve for a few weeks now and although I know its going to be a long road, the improvements especially in the mornings have been a real blessing. Massage combined with Steve’s machine, we have already noticed a reduction the need of the pain killers ,feet feeling warmer and sensations all over my body in a good way .
Steve has been true to his word, even discussing tactics with my physiotherapist and together they feel there is more can be done.