Disc damage and sciatica ......I declined surgery and continued with osteopathic advice and treatment

I felt pain in my back after lifting my two children (5 & 3 y/o) out of the bath. That was one of the worst ways to lift as I held them away from my body because they were wet. I was a fit 38 y/o mum, and a keen runner and just about to go away on holiday! I accepted the advice given by the osteopath as it was reducing the pain. Later when I saw the bulging disc on MRI it was helpful to know that the osteopath was correct. I declined surgery and continued with osteopathic advice and treatment. I had a few set-backs but today I am running again and my back doesn't stop me doing anything I want to do. 

- Vitoria Wilkinson (Harpenden) -