The host of American Morning, a show on CNN News, spoke with the Science Editor of TIME Magazine about TIME’S in-depth look at chronic pain, a condition that affects more than 70 million Americans.
Jeffrey Kluger, Science Editor of TIME, talks about the many variations of pain (throb, jab, dull ache, etc) and states that the sources of pain are as varied as the experience of it.
He also states that because there are so many types of pain, it’s difficult to manage, and so there must be different treatments to address it.
Mr. Kluger comments that doctors are getting a better understanding of chronic pain as there a now a number ways to access it, such as the Functional MRI (that shows where the pain centers of the brain are and when they are activated) and an analysis of blood chemistry (which he states shows what is exacerbating the pain).
He feels that these analyses give doctors a better understanding of the best remedies to treat chronic pain.
He feels that alternative therapies are effective because, for example; massage can change the level of chemicals in the blood (cortisol) and acupuncture increases levels of natural endorphins.
I feel that, even though massage and acupuncture are effective ways to manage chronic pain, they are not a permanent solution. The reason is because they do not effectively and permanently treat where this pain is coming from. In other words, alternative therapies may feel good and be somewhat helpful and are certainly better than taking addictive pain medication – but when all is said and done, they do not treat the source of the pain.
Though Mr Kluger states that the sources of pain are as varied as the experience of it and offers ways to access the pain (through FMRIs and blood analyses), he doesn’t offer any clues as to where is the source of all this pain. If he (and the medical professionals who treat chronic musculoskeletal pain) knew the answer to this, they would be more concerned with learning how to effectively treat the source of chronic pain than they are with using multitude of tests to access it.
There are two inherited, abnormal foot structures that are a very common source of chronic muscle and joint pain. To learn about these foot structures, read: What Is The Rothbarts Foot
You can also learn more by reading The PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity Can Cause The Most Debilitating Symptoms Of 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.
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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