- Sep 28, 2007
My friend is 48 years old and has been suffering for over 13 years with what was diagnosed at Lou Gerhrig's disease. They told him he would die within five years and he has survived it. Two discs in his neck, c-3 and c-4 I believe, have deteriorated and compressed the nerves in that area causing severe paralysis and deterioration of the muscles in his right arm. I graduated from a natural health school with a degree in massage therapy, so I've been given him massages almost every other night. When I first began working on him about two years ago there was a significant recovery period, the muscles in his arm were growing and he was even able to weight lift a bit at the gym. Then, I worked on him less and less as his recovery got better. In April of this year, however, things got worse and have been getting worse atat a very alarming rate. There's hardly any muscle in his arm, it hangs limp at his side and he can't use it at all. If anyone has any advice please reply.