I Had A Ruptured Disc And 8 Herniated And Bulging
Author: Rachele T.
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Testimonial ID: 10149-OR
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Between 3 car accidents, 5 children, and 3 years as a professional wrestler and valet, my spine was in really bad shape. I had a ruptured disk and EIGHT herniated and bulging disks.
When my back finally went out in 2006, I spent 6 weeks unable to move. I once moved my toe and ended up with spasms so bad that they cracked two ribs and constricted my breathing. So I ended up passing out from the pain and lack of oxygen. I spent 3 years unable to walk.
I used chiropractic care for many years with at least enough relief to be able to sort of function -- but not actually get better -- and I was still in a lot of pain. And if I missed more than a few weeks of treatment, I would be bedridden for weeks again.
In the early days I would hurt so much after an adjustment that I would throw up from the pain. I still cannot be twisted to get to the L3, L4, or L5, as that is where I had a disk rupture, which messed up the nerves and muscle tissue pretty bad. The disks in my neck actually go in a backward "C" curve, and I was diagnosed with "end stage 2" or "beginning stage 3" disk degeneration.
I started Young Living essential oils first to address 11 years of recurring shingles (and I was pleased with the results). Then I started using the oils on my spine. I used Idaho Balsam Fir, Frankincense, and Copaiba as needed in the "morphine bomb" (5 drops of each in a veggie capsule). I also layered them along my spine, along with Peppermint (I have heard others use Wintergreen or PanAway). I also used a homemade discomfort relief cream (1 cup of coconut oil with 10 drops each of Valor, PanAway, and Peppermint).
I tried the Raindrop Technique once, but it didn't help; but I did incorporate some of the Raindrop oils with the ones above, always followed by Copaiba, and that did seem to help. I have also used Aroma Siez, Juniper, and Palo Santo along with those. I really didn't have a certain method I used; I mainly used what I had and applied all neat (undiluted) to my entire spine.
Sometimes I would add Ortho Ease Massage Oil or coconut oil. Deep Relief has the key oils in it that I used, but I would go through it really quick; so I just bought the singles and layered the same oils as I needed them.
I also added 4-6 ounces a day of NingXia Red, taking 2-3 Sulfurzyme a day with one of my NingXia Red servings.
I continue to use chiropractic care. I use two different chiropractors: one is a therapeutic, and the other is an objective straight.
Since adding the oils and supplements to the chiropractic treatments, I have noticed that my spine has actually begun a healing process, and I have REAL discomfort relief for the first time in 11 years! My discomfort scale went -- on a scale of 1-10 -- from a 20 down to a 0-1. YES, I literally have days where I have NO discomfort! Woo hoo!
And I never had surgery -- only oils, supplements, chiropractic care, and diet changes! I got rid of processed food and almost all sugars, wheat, and gluten. That has made a big difference too.
It doesn't happen overnight. I would say that it took a good year to now be able to look back and be where I am today, but I had major relief and actually began the healing process right away. And I am still healing. It has been a long journey.
Now I am actually getting my life back! And I have been able to replace all of the things that I had tried in the past that had caused so many side effects! It has been a year now, and I feel so much better since getting those out of my system.
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