I have suffered from lower back for most of my life exacerbated by a curvature of the spine but I have managed it by being sensible and core strengthening through Pilate's. However, around 2 weeks ago I had a really bad attack right across my lower back originally and then a deep pain down my right leg into my calf. Pain like I have never experienced ever before. I lost feeling in my right foot and this resulted in my not being able to get out of bed. I had to call an ambulance it was that bad.
It took 3 paramedics an hour to get me into the ambulance such was the pain. Anyway, the hospital gave me some crutches and meds and discharged me saying it was sciatica and told me to take pain killers and get on with life. I felt distraught and helpless and very down. My Physio at the time felt that she couldn't do any more for me so recommended Michael to me.
I hobbled in on crutches not being able to stand up straight due to the pain. Michael called an L4/L5/S1 issue as soon as he took one look at me. After only one session I was able to walk out of the treatment room standing tall without my crutches and the pain had dropped considerably. I was absolutely gobsmacked I have now seen him 3 times and my pain in my lower back & calf has all but disappeared. I am walking normally and getting stronger every day. Michael is a wonderfully compassionate person with a real gift of helping people. He loves his work and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone suffering from back issues. I had an MRI scan after my first treatment and Michael's diagnosis was spot on; a disc bulge at L4/L5 and another one at L5/S1.
Don't suffer in silence people, give Michael a call, he will sort you out.