16 years of Sciatic Leg Pain Gone in 2 Sessions
‘Andrew’ had been suffering from sciatic-like right leg pain for nearly 16 years. It affected his work as a crane operator, his ability to lift weights, and his ability to enjoy time with his friends and family.
For nearly 16 years he had been getting out of bed each morning and spent the first few hours hobbling around.
In 2002, he was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his lower back and in 2009 he underwent a L4/5 discectomy. The relief from this surgery was minimal.
Over the last 2 years the pain in his right hip had become progressively worse and in 2018 he had a cortisone injection into his right hip. An MRI scan showed a CAM deformity and torn labrum and the specialist suggested that an arthroscopy of the hip was likely necessary.
Over the 16 years ‘Andrew’ had seen Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths for both treatment and guidance on the best approach to overcome his hip and leg pain. However, relief was always minimal and short-lived.
In 2018, ‘Andrew’ scheduled an appointment at the Body Genius Institute with their highly experienced ‘Pain & Dysfunction’ practitioners.
He expressed that his ‘Good Outcome’ was to alleviate the pain in his hip and leg so that he could have a better quality of life. This would include lifting weights in the gym, working as a crane operator, and having fun with his friends and family without worrying about flare-ups in his condition.
Main Clinical Findings
- Extreme tightness in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) – jaw
- Right hip movement was reduced by 40% into flexion, 100% restricted into internal rotation and 33% restricted into external rotation.
- Hamstring length was 20% reduced on the left side and 25% reduced on right side
- Calf length was 50% reduced
Working FIFO meant that ‘Andrew’ was only home for 1 week at a time. During this first week, the Body Genius practitioner performed three sessions (3) of treatment totaling 2 hours.
By the end of the second treatment session, ‘Andrew’ had almost 100% pain-relief in his right hip and leg. For the first time in 16 years he got out of bed and walked normally throughout his house without a limp.
“I don’t think the (Body Genius) practitioner understood what he did for me. I mean, I almost cried that morning when I got out of bed and again when I was telling my friends about what had happened. I know that is his job, but for the first time in nearly 16 years I am getting out of bed pain-free and enjoying everything I do. He has completely changed my quality of life.”
Movement Summary Table
|Movement Test (Right Side)||
Post 3 hours
|Hip Flexion||80 degrees||110 degrees||135 degrees|
|Hip Ext. Rotation||30 degrees||40 degrees||50+ degrees|
|Hip Int. Rotation||Minus 5 degrees||35 degrees||40+ degrees|
|Hamstring length||120 degrees||145 degrees||150+ degrees|
|TMJ (Jaw)||50% restriction||Full range||Full range|
During ‘Andrew’’s next scheduled week off, he visited Body Genius again for further treatment. (3 sessions of 30 minutes each)
The improvements in TMJ (jaw), neck, lower back and hip movement continued.
Within normal range
Within normal range
Although ‘Andrew’ has had to make modifications to his working positions and gym program, he has now been able to return to all of his work and sporting activities with little concern for hip or leg pain.
With regular ‘Tune-Ups’ at the Body Genius Institute, ‘Andrew’ will be able to live a pain-free life and avoid surgery to his right hip.