Cervical Herniations & Spinal Cord Compression
Author: Robynne M.
Skill: Energy Worker
Word Count: 446
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 2304-OR
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I had been introduced to Young Living in 2005, after suffering a triple cervical herniation (C4-5,C5-6,C6-7) with severe spinal cord compression.
After doing all the basics that the doctor told me to do, I was not getting any better. The doctor finally sent me to get an epidural injection. I thought "no problem". I have gotten previous injections for other aliments prior to this, so this really wasn't an issue for me. I actually felt relieved!
When I went to see the pain specialist, he told me to lie face down on the table and that he was going to make a mark in the back of my neck with his fingernail, to know where to go with the injection. I said "okay". He then made the mark with his fingernail and I literally jumped off the table crying and left! Not knowing what to do or why I couldn't do this, I called a friend of mine - who was trying to get me to use these oils in the first place!
I ordered the Raindrop kit, and tried every oil in there for pain. What I found to work best was Basil oil, as it relaxes the smooth muscle fibers.
I eventually had to see a neurosurgeon (8 months later), who was open to alternative medicine, but was unfamiliar with the oils. She told me I also developed nerve damage and that my condition was so severe, that I really needed to have surgery. I cried so hard... because I was scared! All you ever hear about is the tragedies with surgery.
In the meantime, I continued to use my oils, and found Helichrysum to be of benefit, as it is a nerve regenerator.
I had my surgery - triple fusion(with cadaver bone) on January 17,2006. It has been a little over a year and I forget I have 6 screws and a metal plate in my neck! I have FULL range of motion in my neck, let me repeat -FULL range of motion!
My doctor could not believe how successful my surgery was! I told her -it was the oils that got me through this :) And, I had regained my feeling in my hand with in 2 weeks. I firmly believe, that without the oils, even prior to the surgery, that I would not have recovered as well.
I believe I had DIVINE INTERVENTION on that day, that forced me off the table!
From the magazine "Beyond":
"A friend of mine told me once that God isn't going to use perfect people to help others. He uses people that have a story to tell." -Deanna Favre
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