George Clooney has opened up about the pain he suffered after cracking his head open during a torture scene in his movie, Syriana in 2005, revealing it took doctors weeks to figure out exactly what was wrong with him.
George Clooney in Syriana
It was only when pal Lisa Kudrow's neurologist brother discovered fluid leaking from his spine that medics realised just how serious his condition was.
In a candid new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Clooney tells the publication he struggled with the strong pain medication he was prescribed after doctors fixed the problem during a marathon surgery session on Christmas Day 2005.
He adds: "They'll hand you a giant tub of Vicodin, which is not a good drug for me; I had a lot of stomach pain and I really didn't like the high it gave me.
"Then there were other drugs. I was on morphine for a while, which created this horrible anxiety where I really thought I was in trouble."
Clooney reveals he finally turned to therapy: "I went to a pain-management guy whose idea was, 'You can't mourn for how you used to feel, because you're never going to feel that way again'."
A national study, carried out by The Bowen Therapy Professional Association (BTPA) in the summer of 2006, showed that 95 per cent of back pain sufferers experienced either complete relief or a marked improvement, after a series of no more than three Bowen treatments.
As it prides itself on being able to trigger the body’s own healing systems, Clooney wouldn’t have to suffer any of the side effects that he was experiencing with the drugs he was prescribed.
Rather than 'making' the body change, Bowen 'asks' the body to recognise and make the changes it requires. With primarily fingers and thumbs, the Bowen practitioner makes small, rolling movements over muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue at precise points on the body, using only the amount of pressure appropriate for that individual. No hard-tissue manipulation or force is needed or used. Between each set of moves, the body is allowed to rest for a few minutes, to allow it to absorb the information it has received and initiate the healing process.
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