Stephen Morgan – Her Gift To Me Was Priceless

I highly recommend Marina Collins and endorse her invaluable therapy fully.

Here is why I I find her priceless. In 2000, I collapsed to the floor whilst at work with severe sciatic pain, lumbar pain in the region of L4-L5 of the spine, pins and needles and episodes of numbness persisting on the left side from my hip down to the foot.

Since then I have been in chronic pain.

Following several consultations I was informed I would need an operation to release the compression on the nerve in my hip in Jan 2004. It was unsuccessful and my meds were increased and strengthened. Then in 2005 I received a bout of radio pulse therapy directly to the nerve. (Painful!) Unsuccessful again, meds increased.

In 2008 following GP’s advice I went back to the pain clinic for injections directly into the spine. And yes they hurt a lot. I was also passed onto a neurosurgeon. The injections didn’t work.

Neurosurgeon stated there was a protrusion pushing on my spinal column made of scar tissue from an old injury around L4-L5 region.

A Laminectomy was scheduled for Sept 2009. It was unsuccessful and I was informed that I also now suffered with what they termed as “Failed Surgery Syndrome.” Suffering with osteoarthritis as a consequence of the surgery too. Being left with a mass of scar tissue following surgery. And the last MRI scan showed I had multilevel abnormalities along the spine, blackened discs, spondylosis, and compressed discs compression root nerves.

I walked in unaided to surgery and have needed walking aids to help move around since. By 2011 I was in a wheelchair and put on high doses of morphine gaining weight.

By 2018 I was getting out of my wheelchair, lost some of the weight but had very limited movements suffering from extreme bouts of pain, pins and needles, numbness; bi-lateral and from head to toe.

And Now…It’s just as invaluable

Following just one short session with Marina Collins (Sept. 2018) I have a range of movement I never thought I would have again. Which to me is priceless.

That allows me to enjoy my life again without the pain from before. And for once reduced my meds; I am now no longer on Morphine.

I had always been energetic and active; and now with her assistance I have regained a part of me I thought I had lost forever. I couldn’t sit, stand or lay down without chronic pain, discomfort or altered sensations. There was not a part of my life that was not impacted.

As well as the physical pain though, my life has also been one of immense emotional pain; from a very early age. So that for many years unconsciously I have been carrying this rucksack full of stones, quite literally my pain. And as each year has passed that rucksack has steadily gotten heavier and heavier, weighing me down so much that it seems it was manifesting in my life by slowly breaking my back, bringing me down.

Now with the help from Marina Collins this September I have been able to set down that rucksack full of negative emotion and not only that, it is okay to do so. I now do not need to carry those negative emotions around with me for the rest of my life, not if I choose not to.


S. Morgan