During 2006 to 2008 I was suffering from a severe pain in my right shoulder and also in my lower back.
I went to see my GP, he sent me to have a scan for the complaint. The results showed that several discs in my lower back had worn and were touching the nerve, causing severe back pain. This was mainly caused by my occupation as a motor mechanic. I had to stay off work for 3 months before my GP decided to send me to see a Consultant for a second opinion. In the mean time I was given several types of pain killers to relieve the pain but they were of very little help.
After seeing the Consultant, I was told that my disc needed replacing and the only thing they could do is to carry out an operation. They put me on a waiting list and after 2 years I still hadn't had the operation. I was called in 3 times between 2007 and 2008 to have pre-op inspection but my blood pressure was too high. In the meantime I was put on a course of physiotherapy treatment but still no relief.
He then put me on another course of acupuncture but still no better. I was told that they could not do anything more for me. I then went back to see the Consultant. He asked me are you feeling any better now? I told him the pain is still there. He then explained to me that the operation isn't always successful. I could get worse instead of better. I was still kept on the waiting list.
I first heard about Ceragem Trial Centre, through a friend who told my wife. My wife went first and said it was very good and it may help with my back pain. So I came along and gave it a trial and liked it very much. I continued using the Ceragem bed for the past three and a half years. I initially started coming to the Centre from 3 days then 5 days and sometimes 6 days a week. I experienced great relief and comfort.
I think it should be called the Ceragem Magic Bed. The pain I used to feel in my shoulder and lower back has all gone. If I did not get to know about and used Ceragem bed, I would not be able to cope any longer with this pain. I did not have to go through with the operation. My lifestyle has tremendously improved and I am free of severe pain.
I can recommend this Ceragem bed to anyone who wishes to come and use it no charge. My plan is to own one of these beds so that I can continue to use it more regular and for much longer periods.
I must say thank you to the Manager, who organises and keeps this Centre running so smoothly. Also many thanks for all her wonderful staff who try their very best each day to give us their excellent talk before and during each session.