Sciatica, Lower back pain and Spinal Stenosis find out how Life Balance Helped Marlene

Sciatica, Lower back pain and Spinal Stenosis find out how Life Balance Helped Marlene


– So, Marlene, before
starting care at Life Balance, what were you experiencing and how did this affect your life? – Tremendous pain. – Okay, where abouts? – My back, my legs, and my neck. – Okay, and how did this affect you; what did it stop you doing day to day? – All sorts: housework– – Yeah. – walking, doing basic, basic things really, very basic (mumbling) things. Can’t think of anything else; walking. I was in horrendous pain, so it’s given me my independence
back to a certain degree. And I’ve managed for
short walks; I’ve managed to stop using my stick, walking stick. – [Interviewer] Yeah,
okay, ’cause you mentioned, when you first came in, the problem was your lower back,
37 year duration and a numb,
– Mm-hmm. – [Interviewer] diagnosis
of central stenosis – Yeah.
– and you’re also getting pain and numbness of, pain down the leg, burning down the leg.
– Yeah. – [Interviewer] To the
point where, it first came on when you were 18, bending over, changing your daughter’s nappy. – Yeah.
– And it hadn’t been right since then. – Yeah. – [Interviewer] To the
point where it’s every single day, and had multiple injections. – Yeah. – [Interviewer] Were kind of trying to be scheduled for the surgery. You’ve had,
– Yeah. – [Interviewer] you’ve taken
lots of different painkillers. – That’s it, but I’ve
stopped a lot of those. – Yeah, Good.
– Yeah. – [Interviewer] You
said, as well, before you couldn’t even really
walk without, kind of, you’d have to walk a bit and, then, – [Both] sit down. – [Interviewer] very quickly. – I still have to do that if
I’m going for a longer walk, but for short walks, like
from my front door to the bin, or my front door to the
club door, you know, that could be done
without the walking stick. – [Interviewer] You also said, as well, you’re an avid music festival goer. – Yep, yep, I’m going
this weekend to a concert. – Where are you off to?
– Southampton, but we’re staying in a hotel;
we’re not camping (laughs). – So let me ask you,
what other improvements have you noticed since
getting Chiropractic care here at Life Balance? – What other improvements? I can’t think of anything,
I think, because it’s taken most of the pain away, you know. Let’s just say it’s made me a
bit more independent, really. – [Interviewer] Yeah, I agree with that. – I can move a lot
better, although I still have to use my stroller, but
I don’t use my stick so much. And the benefits of coming off a lot of the painkillers; it
helped tremendously. – [Interviewer] Have you
experienced any other unexpected benefits since
starting care (mumbles)? – I don’t really know. – [Interviewer] In any other ways has the care improved your life? Primarily, just that side
of independence, isn’t it? – Yeah, yeah; how has it improved my life? I don’t have to rely
on my daughter so much, really, for different
things, do my own housework to a certain degree, things like that. – [Interviewer] Good, certainly; is there anything else that you would tell someone who may be thinking
about, well, most people who are in pain, they don’t
necessarily know who to see about it.
– That’s right, yeah. – They often have uncertainty about who may be the right person is to going to. – Yes, yeah. – And needing professionals, and there is a lot of fear around
that and uncertainty. – My doctor is really pleased; I went to see him Monday, and
he, as far as walking and the pain, he’s really, really pleased. – [Interviewer] What
would you say to someone who may be thinking about
it, but not really sure. – Oh, I would reassure them
to come and have it done, because it’s worked
wonders for me, really. – Yeah. – Thanks a bunch. – Mm-hmm. – [Cameraman] I think based on.

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