According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Hank Aaron received 900,000 letters – the highest confirmed volume of mail received by any private citizen in one year.
Professor/Dr. Rothbart receives lots of letters from people who suffer with chronic muscle and joint pain. And he’s here to answer your questions.
In this article, Professor/Dr. Rothbart answers your questions on why pain medication becomes less effective, what is the next step if you think you may have a Rothbarts Foot, and the symptoms your child may be experiencing if they have a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity.
Why Is My Pain Medication Becoming Less Effective?
Pain medication becomes less effective because your body builds a resistance to the pharmacological effects of the drug. Many other drugs affect the body in the same way.
The longer you take them, the less effective they become, requiring that you continually escalate the dosage to obtain the level of pain relief that you previously had taking the lower dosage. And/or you may have to change to a more powerful and addicting pain medication (e.g., oxycodone) to get relief.
Pain medication only manages your pain; it doesn’t permanently get rid of it. This is because pain killers only treat the symptom – pain – not the cause of the pain, which means you have to continuously take the pain medication to get relief.
If I Think I Have A Rothbarts Foot, What Is My Next Step?
If you have taken the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire and/or the Barefoot In The Sand Test (below) you can gather more information about the Rothbarts Foot and the chronic pain symptoms it produces, by reading the ‘Foot Structures’ category of my Curing Chronic Pain website.
Barefoot In The Sand Test: Walk barefoot in wet fine sand, such as beach sand. Take a look at the foot prints you left behind. If you notice the inside of your foot (where your arch is) has made an imprint in the sand, this is an indication that you may have a Rothbarts Foot. Note – this is not a definitive test, as there are other abnormal foot structures (such as an inherited structurally flat foot) that will do the same.
What Are Some Of The Symptoms My Child Might Have If She Has A PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity?
If your child has a PreCinical Clubfoot Deformity, they most likely have a pronounced forward head position. If their forward head position is severe enough, this can result in a mechanical compression of the carotid arteries (the main conduit for the flow of blood and oxygen from the heart to the brain) which constricts the blood flow to the brain and can result in cerebral hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain).
This lack of oxygen can impact your child’s thinking and personality. Symptoms of cerebral hypoxia may include personality aberrations such as inappropriate anger, unsocial behavior and changes in mental proficiency, mirrored in the decrease of performance at school.
These symptoms are traditionally indicative of brain pathology, such as tumors, but the mechanical compression of the carotid arteries (from a forward head position) can mimic the symptoms seen with a tumor.
If you have more in depth questions on why pain medication becomes less effective, what your next step is if you think you may have a Rothbarts Foot and the symptoms your child might be experiencing if they have a PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, be sure to read other articles on the Curing Chronic Pain website. Professor/Dr. Rothbart works hard to answer your questions and keep you informed on his latest research.
If you have a question you’ve been wanting to ask and haven’t found the answer above or in the articles in this website, you are most welcome to send your question to me at:
Assistant to Professor/Dr. Rothbart
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