Treating chronic muscle and joint pain is one of the most challenging pursuits in medicine. Chronic pain is a highly complex problem, and successfully treating it requires a doctor to have advanced medical knowledge and a depth of experience that goes beyond the scope of the average general practitioner. That’s why I feel it’s important for anyone suffering from long-term, chronic muscle and joint pain to pursue treatment by a doctor with advanced degrees such as a PhD.
Just as you’ll receive the best French food at a 5 star French restaurant, you’ll receive the most effective care for chronic pain by being treated by a doctor with a Ph.D. who is an expert in the elimination of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Despite this fact, most chronic pain patients first take their health concerns to a doctor that is a general practitioner, usually an MD. Many of these same pain sufferers never see any doctor other than their MD. But the fact is that some doctors are more qualified than others and there is an exceedingly large chasm between the expertise of a doctor and a doctor with a Ph.D.
Why can’t your doctor – MD, chiropractor, osteopath, or any other doctor – successfully treat your chronic muscle and joint pain? The answer is simple: They don’t have the education or expanded vision to do so. Here’s why:
In order to become an MD or any type of medical doctor, one goes through a program of medical training, learning everything currently known on a particular subject, giving one a higher degree of expertise in a particular medical field.
A medical student is given a perfunctory education in all the different medical disciplines because there is no time to learn everything written about the human body in four years of training, let alone the current research on all the different medical sciences.
Unfortunately, what is currently known on the subject of chronic musculoskeletal pain is relatively nothing. And so what is being taught in medical programs does not equip future doctors with what they will need to successfully treat chronic pain patients.
Chronic Pain Must Be Treated By A Doctor Who Has A Ph.D. In The Area Of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
A Ph.D. is sought because one wants to find something new and significant in a specific subject and take it to a higher level than what is currently known. You must already have a Masters degree in your area of choice (or a degree in medicine) and have read and are knowledgeable about everything and anything that has been written on that subject. From this point, your Ph.D. takes four to ten years (or more) to earn.
A PhD is based on original research. A committee of peers (who have a high level of knowledge in your area) reviews your original research, findings and conclusion, to determine if they are significant and relative enough to merit a Ph.D. in your area.
When a Ph.D. is awarded, you are recognized as a pre eminent expert in your area. When you have a Ph.D. in the area of chronic musculoskeletal pain, this means you have a range of knowledge and expertise (in this area) well beyond an MD, chiropractor, osteopath or any other doctor who treats chronic muscle and joint pain.
I personally have two degrees in medicine: Podiatry and Natural Medicine. These degrees gave me the foundation I needed to look for the answer to my lingering question: Is there a commonality in all degenerative diseases?
To answer this question I had to delve into the unknown, which meant doing my own research. So I did my Ph.D. on degenerative diseases and this gave me an expanded understanding of symptoms associated with chronic illnesses.
Based on my Ph.D. program I then turned to answering the question: Is there a common cause of chronic musculoskeletal pain? This second research project took 15 additional years and culminated with an understanding of the cause of chronic pain and an effective way to eliminate it.
Earning a Ph.D., doing original research into the unknown area of chronic pain, discovering two common inherited, abnormal foot structures that cause chronic pain and developing an effective therapy that permanently eliminates chronic pain is no small feat.
For these reasons, I understand much more about your chronic pain problem and how to get rid of it, than any doctor within the limited scope of general medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic or any other medical degree.
When searching for a doctor who can help you eliminate your pain for good, save yourself wasted time and disappointment by first inquiring about his/her credentials. Look for a Ph.D. in the area of chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Reading the Curing Chronic Pain website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with Professor/Dr. Rothbart 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 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.
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.
If you would like to contact me 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 the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity
Developer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Inventor and Designer of Rothbart Proprioceptive Insoles
Founder of International Academy of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Author of Forever Free From Chronic Pain and The Foots Connection to Chronic Pain