I limped in and walked out
I had experienced laser treatment many years ago with Professor Farmer who was a pioneer of cold laser therapy. I had been suffering with very painful tennis elbow for several months and after one session with the Professor the pain stopped and I’ve been pain free ever since. A few months ago I found that my legs had suddenly become very weak and I could walk no further than a few yards before having to stop. I went to see a Neurosurgeon and after various scans and tests he told me that the MRI scan showed lateral recess stenosis at the L3-4 level of my spine and a large disc prolapse bulging on the left side affecting the L4 nerve root – the one that controls the nerves and arteries in the legs – and that spine surgery would be the only viable option. It was at this point that I thought of going to see Professor Farmer again but a friend of mine told me that unfortunately he was no longer with us. This friend suggested that I go to see Ruth so I made an appointment to see her. By this time my walking ability had worsened to the point where I could barely walk at all; I was limping, not walking. Anyway, on the day of my appointment, I limped into Ruth’s consulting room and explained my condition to her. She was very professional and knowledgeable and grasped my situation immediately. She treated me for about 30 minutes and when I got off of the bed both of my legs felt much stronger and the limp had disappeared. So basically I limped into her consulting room but walked out. This all happened about six months ago and, as I no longer find it a problem walking a fair distance, I’ve cancelled the proposed spine surgery.
Mr Chadwick, Central London.