Personal Testimonials - Sciatica
i would just like to share with you my experience of the Bowen technique by describing what happened in my case, and leave the reader to judge its effectiveness.
A few weeks ago i was doing some diy at home and bent awkwardly and probably too quickly, resulting in an injury to my back causing severe sciatic pain in left leg. After a few days during which things got worse instead of better, i coul not sleep at night because the pain and discomfort. I visited my GP. he perscribed powerful anti infammatory tablets which he said i woul need to take for 2 weeks and if these didnt work then he woul refer me to a chiropractor. The tablets had severe side effect warnings which i wasnt keen to try. By coincidence Steve was in our office and offered to do a Bowen treatment. I have to admit I was very sceptical, but in the circumstances i thought i had nothing to lose. I had to be treated in a sitting position because it was roo painful for me to lye down. The treatment was very simple and relaxing experience. Because it seemed so simple and with gentle touches, I could not believe that it would result in any benefits for me.
Stephen warned me that i might not feel any benefit for 48 hours. That evening the pain was worse not better, but I coul feel something was happening, the pain was moving around. The nerxt day I was still in pain but managed to get asleep that night. The next morning I woke up totally painless and able to move freely and have been ever since. F.K.