Do you know anyone over the age of 30 who doesn’t have upper back pain, mid back pain or low back pain, ranging from occasionally bothersome to unendingly agonizing? I know very few. Chronic back pain seems epidemic.
Back pain ( no matter where it’s located) is quite ‘fascinating’, as one can feel interesting and diverse sensations ranging from incapacitating muscle spasms to exquisite nerve pain that sends one falling to their feet.
In fact, there’s nothing quite as humbling as being home alone with severe back pain, lying in bed with an icepack, then having to go to the bathroom and slowly, carefully inching your way to get there. All those who have gone through this humiliating experience will know exactly what I’m talking about.
Is it any wonder that people suffering with this highly unpleasant condition will do just about anything to stop the pain? If one wasn’t on the brink of desperation, would they actually consider something like having their bones fused together with a rod (a surgery for back pain) and/ or having their spinal muscles, tendons or ligaments injected with cortisone; a dangerous drug known to destroy joint surfaces and dissolve or rupture ligaments?
Yes, sadly, the current treatments for back pain are often as bad as the pain itself. The thought of them sends chills up my own spine!
So, one must look at why so many people suffer from back pain, an affliction that is more widespread than heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. And why is there seemingly no answer to resolving it?
Why Millions Of People Suffer From Chronic Back Pain
The reason why so many people suffer from upper back pain, mid back pain and low back pain is that the cause of all three is so common. Contrary to popular medical belief that common cause is not aging, over weight, arthritis or injury.
Research has demonstrated that the most common cause of back pain is due to pathomechanics. That is, postural distortions (bad posture) resulting in joint misalignments. These joint misalignments, in time, wear down the joint surfaces, similar to how a car alignment problem wears tires unevenly.
That being said, the most common causes of postural distortion (poor posture) are two inherited, abnormal foot structures known as Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
If you have had the misfortune of being born with one of these foot structures, you can be young, thin, active, and take handfuls of nutritional supplements for healthy joints, but you are still destined to end up with back pain. It’s only a matter of when.
There is a way to alter your predestined misery. Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, a noninvasive treatment (that does not use drugs or surgery) effectively reverses the postural distortions resulting from these abnormal foot structures.
As a result, the (formerly) misaligned joints are permanently placed in their normal, healthy position and now wear normally (evenly) side to side and front to back. The inflammation goes away, the cartilage rebuilds (yes, this actually happens) and the chronic back pain goes away.
It is a sad statement that many healthcare providers are not aware of the link between these two inherited, abnormal foot structures and the development of chronic back pain. Instead they treat the pain as the problem, which results in a lifelong process of pain management (not pain elimination).
Whether your chronic pain manifests as upper back pain, mid back pain or lower back pain, why struggle with temporary fixes and treatments that only work in the short term, like cortisone injections and surgery for back 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.
For more information on back pain, read: Causes Of Back Pain Your Doctor Probably Doesn’t Know About
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 knee, hip and back pain.
If you have questions about what’s involved in being treated with Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy, see our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page.
If you would like to contact me regarding an appointment to resolve your pain, click here.
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