When I arrived at the White Hart Clinic I was in a lot of pain. I had been suffering from undiagnosed pelvic pain for about 4 months which came on suddenly overnight. I had been off work and had various tests and seen a number of consultants, all specialists in their field but none of whom were able to pinpoint why I was experiencing such a lot of pain. I was taking two different sorts of medication for the pain and in the early stages I had taken several courses of antibiotics too but no infection was ever diagnosed.
I found the treatment and the advice very useful from Helen Keeble. I was made aware that now that I had chronic pain this was not something that would disappear overnight but that I was however on the right track in terms of the medication I was taking. I was also reassured that I did not need further tests.
It was very useful to be able to ask questions about the medication I was taking and to hear that it was a sensible and effective treatment. The physiotherapy that I received helped to ease the pain, not immediately, but slowly but surely, and I became very aware of my pelvic floor muscles and how to control them and how they can tighten up and cause pain. Over a few months my back and pelvic pain improved significantly in addition to my ability to stand for long periods of time, which I had previously found very difficult.
Overall it was multi-modal approach which assisted my recovery: physiotherapy, medication, counselling and meditation (this taught me patience), but what was particularly reassuring about the treatment from Helen was that I was inspired with the confidence that I would get better, I felt reassured that Helen had seen a number of cases similar to mine, her advice was very useful and the physiotherapy helped to ease the pain enabling my body to start to recover and also helping with my perception of pain.