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My Debilitating Suffering From Sciatica

Author: Gloria F.
Date: 01-08-2010
Views: 18,799
Word Count: 422
Questions Received: 7
Testimonial ID: 4049-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 2

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I am elated to share that after being in debilitating pain for 22 months from a snow skiing accident in Feb. 2008 that my sciatica on my right buttock, pinched nerve in the calf of my right leg and low back pain are gone completely with the help of many oils.

I spent 22 months unemployed, unable to walk, unable to function, in a wheel chair off and on, depressed and frustrated. I tried all sorts of physical therapy for 1 year but nothing worked. I refused the steroid shots knowing the adverse side effects.

I started using oils on August 24, 2009. I applied a few drops each of Cistus, the PanAway oil blend, Peppermint, and the Valor oil blend on my spine, right buttock and the calf of my right leg, where the pain was. The first month did not produce any results.

The second month I added a few drops each of Lemongrass, Frankincense, Lavender and the Peace & Calming oil blend. Still no results. The third month I added Idaho Balsam Fir and Copaiba. Still no results.

In November I read about Clove oil. A person had applied it on her right calf for her pain. I thought, "that is where my pain is" so I bought Clove and applied a few drops for a month. Still no results. Remember, all these months, I still layered all these oils day and night no matter how disappointed I was to not receive the results I expected. I never gave up although I wanted to at times.

Dec. 18, 2009 I read Mary Lou's testimonial. She used Clove on her back for her sciatica and woke up the next day pain free. I immediately started Clove on my back, sciatica AND my calf and on Dec. 23, 2009, for the first time in 22 months I awoke totally out of pain.

I never told anyone for a week because I was so shocked and elated. On Jan. 5, 2010, day 14 of being pain free, I shared my story with Jacqui Close and Mary Lou. I was told by Jacqui (who had sciatica for 20 years that went away with oils) to "hang in there and one day I would wake up and be pain free". I didn't believe it then but I believe it now.

I am totally pain free and looking forward to getting back up on the ski slope next month. It was all worth waiting for and I am deeply grateful to have my life back and to be functioning again.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: back pain, backache, ciatic, ciatica, cortisone, gluteus, lumbago, lumbar, pinched nerve, sacroiliac, sciatic, sciatic nerve, siatic, spinal, steroids.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: spine,sciatica,back-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: pinched-nerve,sciatica — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link

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