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Information on Long Distance Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy:
Video – Long Distance Therapy For Chronic Pain
Long Distance Therapy Increases Options For Chronic Pain Patients
See if an Initial Phone Consultation will benefit you:
Why A Consultation With Dr. Rothbart Is Different Than With Other Doctors
Profile Of A Typical Candidate For Therapy
Before having back surgery, you need to know the cause of your back problem. This statement seems self-evident, but many a chronic pain sufferer has chosen surgery simply because they did not understand the difference between the cause of their back problem and their doctor’s diagnosis.
In the article, Considering Spine surgery? What You Need To Know, author Stephanie Burke writes that identifying the cause of your pain is different from what is anatomically wrong with your back. For example, you may have a herniated disk that shows up on an MRI scan, but if that is not the cause of your pain, then surgery for the herniated disc will not help you find pain relief.
She continues; saying “You and your doctors should be able to articulate the precise pain generator before surgery is even considered. Many practitioners believe that one of the most common causes of “failed back surgery syndrome” (continued pain after surgery) is an improper diagnosis prior to surgery.”
What seems to be frequently misunderstood by many chronic pain patients (and so ill equips them in choosing the right therapy to get rid of their back pain) is that the precise pain generator (the cause of the pain) may not be the same as the diagnosis. For example, a doctor may tell you that you have a disc herniation or disc protrusion (common diagnoses for back pain). But this disc herniation or protrusion may not be the cause of your chronic back pain. Or a physician may accurately name a radiographic change that he observes in your back (the diagnosis), but this radiographic change may not be not the cause of your chronic back pain.
In other words, often the diagnosis given to you is not the cause of your pain, but simply a name given to the constellation of your symptoms (what you are complaining about) and signs (what your doctor observes).
This can be confusing when you go to a surgeon seeking advice on how to handle your back pain, because it seems logical (in having given a name to your problem – the diagnosis) that the doctor knows the solution – and that this solution is surgery.
Before Making A Decision On Back Surgery, You Need To Know The Cause Of Your Back Pain
As a pain sufferer, seeking the optimal solution on how to get rid of your back pain, there are two things that you need to know before deciding on whether to have back surgery: The cause of your back pain (not the name given to your symptoms) and whether your doctor knows how to effectively treat that cause so as to permanently eliminate your pain.
For more information on the topic of back surgery, read my article, “Can Back Pain Increase After Back Surgery?”
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