The Bowen Technique - Case Studies

Case Study Selected: Prolapsed Disc (Back Pain)
man, aged 36: 9 treatments
M had a 3-year-old prolapsed disc injury for which he had received 2 epidurals. He also had a severe tennis elbow of 2 years duration. As a building foreman, the severity of these problems was making him give serious consideration to changing his employment. The prolapsed disc caused him to walk with a pronounced limp and have a tingling/numbness in his thigh and calf. Treatments concentrated on his leg at first. After the first treatment his leg and back had been better with only one bad day - a distinct improvement. After the second treatment, the leg numbness was much improved but the elbow pain had increased and he was reluctant to have it touched again. After the third treatment, his leg problem flared up again and his elbow was much the same with no great improvement. After the fourth treatment, however, he reported a slight to good improvement and he found the exercises he had been given were easier. His leg was now much better - only a background pain. After the seventh treatment his elbow was getting much better and the exercises were no problem. His leg was still giving a background pain. After the eighth treatment both elbow and leg were 'much much better'. At this point the therapist lengthened time between treatments to 2 weeks instead of one week. M. said that both his elbow and leg were better at this stage than they had been for 3 years. He was more than happy with the improvement and felt it would enable him to carry on in his chosen profession.
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