9th November 2022
Having fallen in the street this lady was taken to accident and emergency were she was immediately given an X-Ray
This showed as seen in attached photos, the spheroidal joint had been badly broken, the ball in pieces and some facing the wrong way and splintered. To rectify this a shoulder replacement operation was planned for 3 weeks time.
Following the first session she reported that she no long required any additional pain relief that she had been given at the hospital. That also she was now more able to sleep. As a result of her injury she had been unable to sleep much as the pain had been waking her up. Following each session she reported to be feeling really happy and relaxed but also each session produced changes of many of which she couldn’t describe but knew to be so.
Due to her having to stand, sit and lie in different positions from her norm, she was experiencing occasional random momentary muscle aches and pains but nothing to urge her to consider taking any pain relief for them. They came and went quickly. To ease these I suggested that we use some essential oils and massage to the areas.
After the third session she was able to get her self in and out of bed more easily and with less assistance. She found her range of movements had increased somewhat. I was aware at this time that much of my work had been completed, but not having access to hospital facilities I was unable to show this by X-Ray so continued to treat her, as it would be expected.
She was asked to return to hospital at the time of her 8th session to have a CT scan prior to the planned operation for the replacement shoulder. This scan was taken on 21st November 2022, the injury had been caused on the 9th.
The scan was made and the consultant was rather confused and asked her to go to have a further X-Ray so as to be able to compare like with like. He couldn’t see the previously described injury and thought it possible that there must have been some mistake. The new X-Ray was then done and he declared that the ball joint which he had thought not to have been possible to save, had now repaired itself miraculously and she no longer required an operation. He cancelled the operation and gave her some physiotherapy exercises and she will return in 4 weeks time for a further examination.
Of course she was as shocked as he was, although absolutely thrilled by no longer needing to have a shoulder replacement.
She is doing her exercises very well daily and a couple of days following her last hospital appointment (as mentioned above) she is now able to use the arm to do up and undo her car seatbelt on her own as well as other things. She is still resting and elevating the shoulder just in case, but her range of movement is increasing daily.
She has kindly sent a testimonial by way of voice recording also placed here.