By five o'clock every afternoon, Richie's back
pain left him debilitated. He said that he couldn't stand it anymore,
and often had to go and sit on a stool because moving was extremely
difficult. After 3:30 every day, he had to take pain medication so
he could stand to move. Richie's back pain had been bothering him
for about 2 years, and was thought to have been brought on by his
job and thirty years of heavy lifting. His medical doctor suggested
that he would eventually have to have surgery to alleviate the pain
caused by damaged and worn-out vertebrae.
During one session, Richie's pain disappeared
and has stayed away. The BodyTalk session was done in 2003 and in
the winter of 2005, Richie reported that he was still pain free.