Neck Pain

January 11, 2010 by
Filed under: Case of the month, Cases, Spinewave Bulletin, Symptoms 

“I was quite dubious at my first appointment with Neil and also a little nervous … the pain I experience in my neck/shoulder area has improved so much I find it hard to believe I had not known about Neil so much earlier.”

I’ll preface this story with one thing because Pam and I spoke at length about miracles: Like the Susan Boyle phenomenon I watched last night, where it was said “never put a time limit on your dream”, miracles come in lots of different forms. Sometimes it’s hard to gauge how long we should expect something to happen, especially when we want it NOW, and especially when the pressure is on in a big way. It’s the “instantaneous” thing we believe miracles to be, but more often I think it’s the slowly-slowly approach in life, one step at a time that also creates miracles. We choose not to see it that way though – like it’s not a miracle. But if you look back over the years and see all the gradual steps you took, you can say to yourself, wow, look how far I’ve come since then: What a miracle!


I am 67 years old and I went to see Neil Bossenger, through the recommendation of my daughter, just on three months ago (with a gap of two weeks while we were on holiday). My visit was mainly to get some help with pain in my neck/shoulder that I had been suffering from since before I gave up work nearly three years ago. I had tried everything and nothing improved it.

I was quite dubious at my first appointment with Neil and also a little nervous as I had never visited a chiropractor before. My first impression was with Pip who was so lovely on the telephone when I rang for an appointment, her cheerful voice helped put me at ease. On arrival at the rooms, once again Pip was so very cheerful and friendly and I immediately lost some of my nervousness.

The first talk with Neil was very explicit as he explained to me what he does, how he does it and why and how the nervous system can affect all areas of our bodies. Firstly, I was sent off for an x-ray which I had never had done before.

My second visit was a shock when I realised how my spine was shaping up. Neil explained once again the effect that this can have on the nervous system and can be the generating cause of the many problems that I had spoken to him about. We then discussed the plan he was recommending for me in very easy but concise language. I was very encouraged by Neil’s certainty of how he could help.

During the course of my treatments with Neil I have seen (and felt) a great improvement of my overall physical wellbeing. My moods have been better, I am more relaxed with all aspects of my life, I am sleeping better and generally feeling fitter than I have for a long time. The pain I experience in my neck/shoulder area has improved so much I find it hard to believe I had not known about Neil so much earlier and although this treatment is on-going at this stage, as Neil said after four years of pain, I cannot expect a miracle in a couple of months but the improvement I have gained is just short of a miracle Neil!!

I would like to thank you Neil (and Pip) for the opportunity of visiting you and for experiencing the difference made in this short time both physically and mentally.

Yours sincerely

Interested in a complimentary chat at the practice?

Call Pip or Neil on 09 522 0025

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