61 year old male diagnosed with Lower limb and lumbar paraspinal denervation’
I have progressively over the last five years or so found it harder and harder to walk very far without pain and exhaustion. Slowly but surely, the distance that I could manage to walk got less and less till, by March of this year, I was unable to walk the 10 mins to the nearest tube station. Initially, the doctors thought it was a physiotherapy problem but that did not change anything so I saw a neurologist. I was diagnosed with a condition that was described as ‘Lower limb and lumbar paraspinal denervation’. I was informed that this was a hereditary condition and, after two years of seeing specialists in the NHS, I was told that there was no treatment and that it would continue to degenerate. The specialist told me that I should inform the DVLA that I had the condition as I might not be able to drive at some point in the near future and that I should prepare for the condition to get worse and be ready for the impact on my life, family and work. However, I wasn’t prepared to accept that nothing could be done so I began to look into alternative therapies to try to find a solution to my condition.
I was recommended to look into Scenar treatment by an old friend who many years ago had had a problem with a ‘frozen shoulder’ and had just one session with a Scenar therapist and her problem was solved. I came across Vivienne quite quickly after doing a web search and called her up. She was very positive on the phone and we set up a first, introductory session with her and a Nutritionist, Dani Benjamin. This was in early March 2017 and what followed was 16 Cosmodic treatment sessions with Vivienne with me following a food plan that consisted of a Paleo diet recommended by the nutritionist. After about 10 days I began to feel better for a number of days following each treatment. As the treatments continued these good days increased until I had a more or less unbroken period following the treatment of good health. By late June 2017 I had plateaued, in other words, I had reached a point where my body was now doing the healing for itself. In the three months it had taken to get to this point I had lost a stone and half of weight, lost all pain in the leg, had more energy and could now walk for at least half a mile with no tiredness. I believe that working with Vivienne and Dani was the perfect combination; the diet working as such, from the inside, whilst the Cosmodic therapy working from the outside in.