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Long Distance Therapy Increases Options For Chronic Pain Patients
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Chronic pain doesn’t just affect your muscles and joints. Chronic pain affects every cell in your body because it changes how your brain functions. People suffering from chronic pain not only suffer from debilitating physical pain; they also often suffer from insomnia, depression, anxiety, and difficulty in making simple decisions.
In a paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience (Balilki et al 2008), investigators at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine discovered an alteration in brain function that they feel may explain how suffering with long-term pain could trigger these symptoms.
In a person suffering from chronic pain, the front region of the brain cortex is consistently active and the neurons wear out prematurely, altering their connections to one another.
The image below (courtesy of Northwestern University) shows a comparison of human brains (left side of the brain) demonstrating striking differences between people in chronic pain and people who are healthy.
Chronic pain sufferers demonstrate an imbalance between areas of activity (shown as red and yellow) and inactivity (shown as blue) in the brain. Healthy people demonstrate a balance between areas of activity and inactivity.
Baliki et al. suggest that this imbalance between areas of activity leads to insomnia, depression, anxiety, mental sluggishness and permanent brain damage. Interestingly, this area of the cortex is also associated with emotions.
The Connection Between A Forward Head Position, Chronic Pain And Changes In Your Brain Function
Scientific literature is replete with information on how the forward head position is linked to headaches and chronic pain in the neck and face. What is not understood by many is that a forward head position can produce many other symptoms in addition to musculoskeletal pain, such as changes in how your brain functions.
A forward head position can diminish the blood flow from your heart to your brain by constricting the major arteries that connect the trunk of your body to your head. Because oxygen is transported in the blood, when your blood flow is reduced, so is the supply of oxygen. The further forward your head, potentially the less oxygen delivered to your brain.
Lack of oxygen to the brain results in mental sluggishness, migraines, memory loss or impairment, balance problems (such as frequent falls), marked personality changes (such as antisocial behavior), difficulty in speaking, slurring of words or even epileptic seizures.
These are same or similar symptoms seen in patients who have a tumor or occlusion in or around these major arteries; but if you’re experiencing some of these symptoms, don’t panic – a possible and common reason could be that you simply have a forward head position.
Chronic pain significantly changes how your brain functions. By permanently repositioning your forward head back over your shoulders through Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, your brain function will be optimized and you will no longer have chronic muscle and joint pain or the other plethora of symptoms that go along with it.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures Professor/Dr. Rothbart discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with him might be helpful.
For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read: Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain.
To find out if you may have one of two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic muscle and joint pain, take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire.
As you learn more about Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s 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 by clicking here.
If you would like to contact Professor/Dr. Rothbart regarding an appointment to resolve your chronic muscle and joint pain, click here. http://curingchronicpain.com/schedule-an-initial-phone-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
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain