There’s quite a bit of medical confusion on the cause and cure of back pain. A good example is an article I read in the Tampa Bay Times, Back Pain Solution May Be In Your Head.
In this article, Dr. Wolf Mehling, professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, feels that “most people recover from back pain whether they’re treated medically or not”. He continues, saying that if you have a fear of moving (the belief that if you move, you’ll make things worse) and if you are ‘catastrophizing’ (worrying that you’ll be debilitated for life) it’s likely that your back pain will persist.
Daniel Cherkin, of Seattle’s Group Health Research Institute, suggests that a broader view of back pain should be taken – to include not only physical causes, but also psychological ones. He believes that “in 85% of people, it’s not possible to confidently identify a cause of back pain.”
Medical Confusion On The Cause And Cure Of Back Pain
When Dr. Cherkin states that it’s not possible to confidently identify a cause of back pain in 85% of people, I assume this 85% fall into the category of what the article terms “nonspecific” pain – pain that is not clearly linked to injury or disease.
In other words, it appears that Dr. Cherkin feels that about 85% of people in back pain are suffering from an unknown cause.
I strongly disagree.
Clearing The Confusion On The Cause And Cure Of Back Pain
Dr. Cherkin’s statement is particularly noteworthy because more than ‘80 % of people’ (that he mentions as having back pain from an unknown cause) are born with an abnormal foot structure that causes chronic pain! Obviously Dr. Cherkin has never heard of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
Based on my many years of research and clinical experience, I have found that most back pain – especially chronic back pain – is not “nonspecific.” Rather; it has a concrete cause.
Most people who suffer with chronic back pain were born with an abnormal foot structure, either the Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. I have shown, over and over, that these common foot structures cause chronic pain throughout the body.
Professor Mehling’s statement at the beginning of this article (“most people recover from back pain whether they’re medically treated or not”) is only true for acute back pain, not chronic back pain.
Most people who were born with a Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity do NOT recover from back pain until they are treated for the source of their pain, which is their specific abnormal foot structure.
If you have a Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity the only thing that will cure your chronic back pain is Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy. If your doctor is confused as to what’s causing your back pain and how to cure it, refer them to this site and ask them to study the categories Foot Structures and Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy .
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.
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.
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 of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain