I recently received a letter from a patient I’ll call Mrs. B, who came to me after being told she would need multiple surgeries to address her chronic back and hip pain. This woman had been told that even after multiple painful–and expensive–surgeries, she would likely be disabled for life.
She has given me permission to share her letter with you, in hopes that someone out there might benefit from her experience.
Dear Professor Rothbart,
Although I’m still in therapy, I’m so much improved that I often have to look at my medical records in order to clearly remember what bad shape I was in when I came to you. What you have done for me has dramatically changed my life. But beyond that, it has also changed my family’s life.
This past weekend my husband said to me, “I’m glad you’re feeling so much better. I don’t feel like I have to worry about you all the time anymore.”
I suddenly realized how much better his health has been in the last month, and that this was likely do to his being able to release all the stress he was feeling about my situation. I’m sorry to say that I have often been so self-absorbed in my own pain and stress that I haven’t been able to think about what my pain has been doing to my family. But lately, as I’ve been feeling better and happier, so has my husband been feeling better and happier. I see now that in healing me, you are helping my family to heal. Thank you for this gift, from all of us.”
I hear from many pain patients that they delayed seeking treatment with me because they felt guilty for using family funds just for themselves. But as this woman’s letter illustrates, chronic pain isn’t something you suffer alone. It affects everyone in the family. Whether it’s the child you can’t pick up when he wants to be held or the spouse you can’t accompany to holiday parties, everyone feels your pain. And when the real source of your pain is identified and healed, everyone in the family benefits.
If your chronic pain is keeping your family from living the joyful, loving life they deserve, I urge you to seek treatment for yourself, on their behalf.
As I’ve mentioned before, I was once a chronic pain patient. I know what it does to families. I’ve gone through the same suffering as you have, but I cured myself and have since cured thousands of others. You can read my story here: Only Those Who’ve Suffered With Chronic Pain Truly Understand It
And if you’re finally ready to resolve your chronic pain and give yourself and your family the joyful life you all deserve, click here to contact me regarding an appointment.
Professor/Dr. Brian A. Rothbart
Chronic Pain Elimination Specialist
Discovered the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain