Body Stress Release helps!
In September 2015 I suffered from my upper leg. During the weeks and months after, the pain became increasingly intense, and tibia and buttocks also started to ache. Moreover, I got a lot of irritation in the leg. Nothing could alleviate the pain, neither physiotherapy nor orthomanual therapy.
I could not exercise anymore and also paracetamol and ibuprofen did not help. I could no longer turn around in bed, could not stretch the left leg and was crying from the pain and stiffness in the morning. Standing was a disaster. My range was very limited.
At the end of January 2016, an MRI indicated that I had a herniated disc at L5 level and two vertebrae above it an almost herniated disc in combination with a spinal canal narrowing. The pain in the leg, said the neurologist, was caused by the tightness of the nerve on L3 level. I was referred for a nerve block on the pain clinic.
I was desperate, not only because of the pain, but also that it was all lasting so long. Until I got a folder about BSR in De Bilt / Bilthoven. It took a while before I contacted Prune. BSR was completely unknown to me. I hope it is not some vague method, I thought. But a desperate person wants to get rid of the pain. And in February I called Prune. I was able to go quickly and made an appointment for three treatments, the first day, the fourth day and the eleventh day. Experience with this technique has been learned, Prune explained to me, that this succession works best and the body gets time to recover itself in the intervening period.
On 8 February I received my first treatment. And I did not even have to undress myself. A wonderful experience as Prune loosens the muscles, also the deeper muscles. Already after the first time something changed. There was pain and there were stimuli but there were also moments without pain and tinglings in the back and tinglings in other places. After the third treatment I could stretch my leg without pain, I could stand for a longer time, and I cancelled the appointment for the nerve block. In the meantime I suffered from my neck and shoulder, an old pain that I remembered from years ago, but that pain is also disappearing. Painkillers are no longer needed.
The results are so above expectations that I decide to continue, only the intermediate periods are longer. After the fourth treatment I will exercise very carefully again. It is now in early April, I have 6 treatments and I can shout, this time not from the pain, but because I have no pain! Okay, I’m not quite there yet but I feel that my body is recovering.
Prune is a fantastic practitioner. She is peaceful and brings peace to me. She is patient, explains everything very well, she tells which muscles cause the tension and that everyone’s body is different. Someone else with a herniated disc may have other muscles that are tensed and so Prune will work differently. She is energetic and also transmits that energy. BSR is a friendly method, gives the body the impulses in the right direction. By loosening the muscles, also the very deep layers of muscles. Even when the pain will be gone completely, I will go to Prune for a periodic maintenance of my body.