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Fillers A memorable patient

The power of prayer

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:550
  1. M D Manikal, consultant neurologist
  1. Alkhobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Mr N was a humble, lowly paid insurance agent, 45 years of age, who decided to consult me for severe spasmodic torticollis of more than two years' duration. The dystonic twisted posture of his neck had become so bad that he could only “look at the world on his right side.” As a result, driving had become impossible. In his struggle to keep his job he had to walk along the streets of Bombay to meet his clients, and the permanently dug up roads made walking more miserable for him. He had seen his family doctor, osteopaths, orthopaedic surgeons, and physiotherapists, had many scans, tried …

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