Twenty five years ago, it was unheard of for a doctor to say that he/she could correctly determine the cause of your chronic pain because the entire subject of chronic muscle and joint pain was an enigma. It was thought that there were so many issues causing it, that it was so complex that they couldn’t possibly identify it; and so the best they could do for their patients was merely manage their pain.
And then I came along talking about my research and discovery of a common cause of chronic pain – the Rothbarts Foot. I even ‘dared’ to show how I effectively treated this abnormal foot structure using my patented insoles, resulting in my patients’ pain being eliminated.
From 1989 through 1995, I lectured to several thousand members of the American Academy of Pain Management on my discoveries and gave workshops showing medical professionals how their own pain could be quickly reduced or even eliminated.
At the same time, I published two papers in the American Journal of Pain Management about the effectiveness of (what I then called) postural insoles to eliminate chronic knee and back pain.
You would think all this innovative work would quickly grab physicians’ attention and they would be lined up to register for classes. But instead, they ignored the vital information I tried to give them.
Unrelentingly, I continued to speak and write about how to eliminate chronic pain by first finding the cause and then effectively treating that cause. I emphasized that if doctors only treat pain symptoms, they’re merely managing pain, which puts their patients into life-long pain management therapy.
Despite my enthusiasm, physicians ‘thumbed their nose’ at my message, because at that time, pain management was considered the gold standard in medical care for chronic pain patients.
The Words Have Changed But Pain Management Remains
Lo and behold, over the last few years I’ve noticed many websites popping up, in which a doctor or medical team are promoting their specialties; claiming that they effectively treat (what they believe is) the cause of chronic pain. A partial list includes:
Medical specialty /Stated cause of chronic pain
Specialized chiropractic intervention /atlas misalignment
Osteopathic interventions /weak core muscles and pelvic instability
Feldenkrais /postural misalignment
Prolotherapy /loose ligaments
Psychological counseling /emotional problems
Nutritional counseling /biochemical imbalances
Joint replacement surgery /aging
Are these interventions really treating the cause or are physicians simply marketing their own therapy in order to reach a wider pool of new patients? I believe it’s the latter.
The message I gave and the words I used 25 years ago (that were so eloquently ignored) are the exact same words that these sites use today: finding the cause, treating the cause, pain elimination instead of pain management, etc. But what’s interesting is that they’re still using the same pain management therapies they used 25 years ago!
In other words; they ‘talk the talk but don’t walk the walk’.
I know for a fact that atlas misalignment, weak core muscles, postural misalignment, loose ligaments, emotion problems, biochemical imbalances and aging are seldom a cause of chronic muscle and joint pain, but merely symptoms of an underlying cause.
Treating The Cause Of Your Chronic Pain
What does this mean to you as a chronic pain sufferer? When you talk with these medical professionals, you’ll receive a convincing argument as to what the cause of your pain is and how their therapy can effectively treat it. But after you start your treatment with great anticipation, your pain continues and your hopes for recovery are crushed.
How many times have you been through this cycle? The average chronic pain sufferer will tell you it’s more times than they want to think of! It’s no wonder that many chronic pain patients lose hope, despondent in their belief that they’re doomed to live their entire life in pain.
PLEASE READ THIS ATTENTIVELY: When the correct therapy is used to address the actual cause of your chronic pain, your pain will diminish almost immediately. And it will continue to do so until your pain is greatly reduced or totally eliminated.
If you want to get better, make sure your doctor is treating the cause of your chronic pain and not just giving you verbiage. And don’t give up until you find someone who does what they say they can do.
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 of Rothbart Proprioceptive Therapy
Free Excerpt from Professor/Dr. Rothbart’s second book, The Foot’s Connection To Chronic Pain