Pain is bad enough. But when you have pain that doesn’t go away, it starts wearing you down. Other (equally as devastating) symptoms start making their appearance and can drive you to the brink of wanting to commit suicide. One of the worst is exhaustion.
My patient told me her story and with her permission I am recounting it to you:
I always noticed that (since childhood) I had a hard time keeping up with others. I remember that, in school, gym was my least favorite class and I was pretty bad at sports. It seemed like I was always tired.
As I got older, I started feeling discomfort in my neck and shoulders, which I thought was due to having large breasts. But even after having a breast reduction, my neck and shoulder pain continued.
I started seeing holistic chiropractors and received adjustments for my muscle pain and nutritional supplements for my lack of energy.
The adjustments would usually hold a week or so and the nutritional supplements helped somewhat. But I felt like something was missing as I never reached the place of actually feeling good for any length of time.
This started my series of ‘musical doctors’ – going from one ‘alternative’ healthcare practitioner to another, getting various types of treatments and taking handfuls of food supplements. I used to joke with my friends saying that other people take vacations and buy new cars, but I pay doctors and buy pills!
Over the years, I started having headaches, more severe pain in my neck and shoulders and then also in my mid and low back. I’d cry out in agony if someone touched (even gently) certain areas of my back. I usually walked around feeling exhausted. Sometimes I felt I was leading dual lives – a smiling face at work, but at home; trying to recuperate from the day.
Just when I thought things were bad enough – I started having insomnia. At some point in the night I’d fall asleep and then periodically wake up, unable to go back to sleep. In the morning I felt like I never went to bed. My lack of sleep caused a whole new host of painful symptoms in my body including heart pain, heavy breathing, feeling disoriented and unable to think clearly. This went on for 10 years.
Some one told me that sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture. I can see why, as it was slowly wearing me down to the point that I just wanted to lay down and die.
Exhaustion can be physically, mentally and emotionally disabling. An obvious reason that chronic pain sufferers are exhausted is that their pain wears them out and often causes restless nights, or even insomnia.
But another, less obvious cause of exhaustion is due to having an inherited, abnormal foot structure, which causes a continuous postural distortion in your body. If you have one of these foot structures, your distorted posture forces your muscles to overwork in order to maintain postural stability. All this effort (on the part of your muscles) creates muscle fatigue and as a result, you’ll start feeling tired. Over time (if your distorted posture is not permanently corrected) your body will become exhausted.
What’s the solution?
If you have chronic muscle and joint pain, it’s crucial to find a doctor who can identify the cause of your pain. If you’ve seen numerous healthcare practitioners and are still exhausted and in pain, this means that the source of your pain has not been found (no matter what your doctors tell you).
Keep looking to find someone who can locate the source of your pain and can effectively treat that source. You will know that the correct source has been found and the correct therapy has been given because your body will move and function more efficiently, you will have more energy and your pain will go away.
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.
To find out the probable source of your chronic muscle and joint pain, read: How Chronic Pain Resulting From The Rothbarts Foot And The PreCinical Clubfoot Deformity Can Be Eliminated
Are you a potential candidate for my therapy? Go to: Is This You?
If you would like to make an appointment with me to see if I can help you to permanently eliminate your neck and back pain, go to: Schedule a Consultation
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
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain