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How I Ended Up Avoiding Back Surgery


Author: Leticia G.
Date: 01-24-2011
Views: 3,684
Word Count: 183
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 5278-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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I have two herniated discs in my spine. The damage is irreversible, unless I undergo surgery, a very risky procedure which does not guarantee a total recovery and introduces foreign objects into my body. When this was diagnosed, the pain I suffered was excruciating, to the point of paralyzing me.

I am a single mother of three boys, who were toddlers 5 years ago, so it was impossible for me to rest. I tried many physical therapy treatments, went to see chiropractors, started on specialized exercises to strengthen my back and nothing seemed to work. I was doomed and the physician thought surgery was the only way out.

My finances were in crisis, I could not afford keep up that expense, especially because I wasn't feeling better. Miraculously this was when my mother bought some therapeutic grade essential oils, as an alternative, and began using Cypress oil on my back and feet.

Long story short, it's been 5 years, I did not have the surgery. I am pain free and Cypress has helped me to sooth the pain and eliminate my daily excruciating agony.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: backache, backaches, bulging, chiropractic, disc, disk, disks, herniation, lumbago, lumbar, sacroiliac, sacroiliitis, sacroilitis, sciatica, slipped, spinal.

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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: sciatica — "Ameliorative effects of Ocimum sanctum [holy basil] in sciatic nerve transection-induced neuropathy...."Link

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