We’ve grown to trust the internet for obtaining the information we need for everything from how to ferment pickles to how to train a dog. But as wonderful a tool as it is, recovery from chronic pain may be prevented by internet misinformation.
Forty years ago, before the internet was even conceived of as being an electronic database of human knowledge, the most common source of information was either the library or the home encyclopedia. Over the last decade all that has dramatically changed.
Anything you want to know about; simply turn on the computer, load the browser and type in your question. Within seconds you have pages and pages of up to date information on your query. What a wonderful tool the internet has become for any subject you can imagine.
But on the other hand, a serious weakness in the internet data base is that anyone can say anything they want about any subject, as there’s no processing site that checks the validity of what they’re saying.
Thanks to plentiful available software that helps you create a professional looking website, almost all the websites up today look professional. So when you access information from these sites, you’re naturally inclined to believe that the information therein is accurate. After all; that’s the whole idea!
But what this means is that what you read on the internet may be truth or fiction or something in between. This becomes a compelling concern when you access information on the cause of chronic muscle and joint pain.
Internet Misinformation On Chronic Pain Can Prevent Your Recovery
I’ve spent the past 20 years using the internet as a tool in my ongoing research in chronic musculoskeletal pain. From personal experience, I can tell you that much that is presented as factual on the subject of what causes chronic muscle and joint pain is misleading or downright inaccurate.
For example, when you do a Google search on the cause of chronic muscle and joint pain, you may find that the three most commonly stated causes are leukemia, Lyme disease and sprains and strains.
I find this to be an incredulous statement because all three of these stated causes are less than 10% of the total number of chronic muscle and joint cases seen worldwide each year!
So what accounts for the other 90% of cited causes for chronic muscle and joint pain?
If you continue your internet search, you’ll find other sited causes such as fibromyalgia (which is actually a constellation of symptoms, not a cause), autoimmune disorders (which in many cases, the cause is unknown), osteodegenerative arthritis (assumed to be caused by aging) and a constellation of other obscure and seldom seen diseases being cited as the cause of musculoskeletal pain.
Where does this leave you, the reader? Probably confused and still not having your question answered.
What this means is that, for garnishing medical information on the internet, you must be discerning to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff. A good place to start is by asking if the presented information is based on a single blind study, a double blind study, and/or sound research protocol. These are methodologies that prevent the researcher(s) from manipulating the data to get the results they want.
The old adage ‘Consumer Beware’ certainly applies. Chronic pain recovery may be prevented by internet misinformation, so don’t accept everything you read as being factual. Study what’s presented and then decide for yourself.
You can read more about this topic of searching the internet for medical information in my article Will Google Provide A Valuable Free Diagnosis Of Your Chronic Pain Symptoms?
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.
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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 of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain