How many treatment options are there for chronic back pain? If you’re just starting out in your search for the right therapy, it may seem like there are many so many choices and that it’s hard to know what type of therapy to choose. But the real question is; not how many treatment options are available, but which treatment option will address and effectively treat the cause of your chronic back pain and hence get rid of it for good?
Common Treatment Options For Chronic Back Pain
Non steroidal anti inflammatory medication
A family doctor may tell you that the cause of your chronic back pain is your aging process and he will prescribe a non steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAIDS) to use as needed. Assuming that your back really does hurt due to aging, do NSAIDS address and effectively treat aging? Unfortunately not.
A physical therapist will tell you your chronic back pain is being caused by tight muscles and will give you stretching exercises to provide more flexibility. Stretching is certainly a good lifetime practice, but if you don’t get at the cause of your muscle tightness, your back is still going to hurt.
A chiropractor will tell you your chronic back pain is due to subluxed vertebrae and will suggest a series of manipulations. After seeing a chiropractor for years and having your back ‘adjusted’ hundreds of times, it should become apparent that there’s something causing the vertebra to continually need adjustments. And unless that ‘something’ is found, the chiropractor will be your lifelong pain management support system.
An orthopedic surgeon, after taking Xrays and possibly an MRI, may advise you that surgery is necessary to eliminate your chronic back pain. But unless there is radiographic evidence that demonstrates that your back pain is caused by a spinal stenosis, a fracture of the vertebra or a disc herniation that compresses your spinal nerve, it’s best to stay as far away from the knife as possible.
A pain management facility may tell you that a lot of your back pain is emotionally/psychologically caused, and advise you to take a course in how to ignore or deny it.
While it’s true that chronic pain can cause emotional problems (who wouldn’t be depressed living in pain?)and that handling these issues may make you feel more at peace with your situation – in my opinion; ignoring or denying a problem doesn’t make it go away.
The Only Treatment Option For Chronic Back Pain
Lack of flexibility, continually recurring spinal subluxations and many other painful back problems are merely symptoms of an underlying problem. And that underlying problem is not ‘aging’!
A common cause of chronic back pain is two abnormal foot structures that distort your posture starting from the moment you are born.
If you have one of the two inherited, abnormal foot structures – Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity – there’s only one treatment option that will effectively treat the cause and hence permanently get rid of your back pain. It is called Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy.
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.
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.
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