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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
Back pain can indeed increase after back surgery. If in doubt, you need only to go to the various back pain forums on the internet to read patient accounts of their failed back surgery and their complaints that their back pain is now worse.
Why does this happen? It’s very simple – back pain increases after back surgery when the surgeon treats symptoms and not causes.
If, for example, you have a herniated disc, your surgeon will tell you that the herniation is causing your back pain. He tells you that back surgery will repair the herniation and this repair will get rid of your back pain.
Or your surgeon may diagnose a spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spaces where your nerves leave your spinal cord, resulting in an impingement of these nerves). He’ll state that this nerve compression is the cause of your back pain and surgery will decompress the nerves by opening up the spaces where they lead out of the spinal cord; and that in repairing this, your back pain will go away.
It sounds good. So why does your back pain return after the procedure is done?
Herniated discs and spinal stenosis are usually not the primary cause of your pain; they are symptoms of an underlying problem. Repairing these symptoms does not handle the underlying problem and so naturally you are left with the same pain as before your back surgery.
In other words, the cause of the herniation or spinal stenosis is still there. And this ’cause’ is still acting on your spine.
Why Back Pain Can Increase After Back Surgery
Because the ’cause’ of your back pain remains – as with most problems that don’t get at the cause and so aren’t resolved within due time – your pain will get worse and worse.
Picture this: Your house has a leak in the plumbing. You’ve ignored it for a while, hoping it will fix itself. You finally call a service man, but instead of fixing the hole in the drain pipe, he mops up the puddle forming on the kitchen floor. He leaves and you wait a while to see what happens. Is it any wonder that your home is now ten feet under water?
Bottom line : Your back pain can increase if you have back surgery done on a symptom.
If your chronic back pain manifests as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, 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