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Information on Long Distance Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy:
Video – Long Distance Therapy For Chronic Pain
Long Distance Therapy Increases Options For Chronic Pain Patients
See if an Initial Phone Consultation will benefit you:
Why A Consultation With Dr. Rothbart Is Different Than With Other Doctors
Profile Of A Typical Candidate For Therapy
Considering back surgery? You may be if you’re one of the more than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20 – 64 who experience frequent back pain.
Your doctor may be pushing you to submit your spinal column to the knife, but I am a knowledgeable resource – a former surgeon – who can explain why you should not have back surgery.
Here are five reasons not to have back surgery:
1. Necessity of a general anesthetic
Having a general anesthetic is always a risk because the anesthetic suppresses the function of your heart and lungs. This means you could die while on the table or even worse – end up as a vegetable. Actually this happens more often than anesthesiologists care to admit.
2. Risk of iatrogenic complications (surgical malfeasance)
These pedantic terms mean that your surgeon, being human, may ‘mess up’. Working around your spinal column is not the best place to make an error.
3. Post operative infections
There’s always a risk of getting a nasty bug while you’re recuperating in the hospital. Some of these bugs are resistant to even the strongest antibiotics and can result in loss of limbs or even death.
4. Necessity of more surgeries
If your first back surgery is unsuccessful, surprisingly enough, your surgeon will sometimes suggest a second (or third or fourth or even fifth) surgery that they think will certainly resolve your problem.
If the cause of your back pain is not correctly determined and treated, chances are the surgery (because it’s not addressing the actual cause of your pain) will be unsuccessful.
What it boils down to is this: A common cause of chronic back pain is an abnormal foot structure (such as the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity). If you have one of these inherited foot structures, no number of surgeries will correct this problem or permanently eliminate your pain.
A ‘Bonus’ Reason Not To Have Back Surgery
Life as you know it might change for the worse.
You have only to visit an internet pain forum to ‘listen’ to tales of woe and regret from chronic back pain sufferers who have gone through back surgery. Here is one such tale, written to me by a woman in distress:
“I’ve had 4 failed back surgeries and I’m still living in constant pain. I’m only 34, I feel like I have the body of a 90 yr old!! Plzz help. I’m desperate. I can’t seem to get any answers from my doctors and I’m just tired of living in all this pain. I’ve got 2 children that need their mother and I’m not much of a mom when I’m laid up on the couch or in bed because of my back pain. It’s so bad at times I can hardly move.”
Believe me, dear reader, I know that your back pain is bad. I know it’s really bad because I had unrelenting excruciating back pain for many years. But I also know that back surgery often does not get rid of chronic back pain because the cause of the pain has not been found. To resolve chronic back pain once and for all, you need to find the cause and then effectively treat it.
Whether your chronic pain manifests as low back pain, mid back pain or pain all over your back, why struggle with temporary fixes and treatments that only work in the short term, like back surgery?
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with me might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read:
Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain
As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your long time battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy by long distance, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of the International Academy RPT