When you are living in chronic pain, support from your family, friends and healthcare providers is absolutely essential Below Professor Rothbart talks about how to get your doctor to answer your questions and how to help your family to understand and give you the support you need.
As a chronic pain patient, what are some things I can do to be more assertive in my healthcare?
Keep asking questions. Ask until someone can tell you why you’re in chronic pain. Don’t accept glib responses such as; it’s a part of aging or everyone has arthritis. Don’t be satisfied with labels that group together your constellation of symptoms, but do not provide a cause – such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re paying large sums of money for healthcare coverage or receiving state funded care; either way, it’s not acceptable for your physician to dismiss your problems and send you off with a prescription for pain meds.
With persistence, you will find someone who can answer your questions and provide a therapy that will get rid of your chronic pain, instead of just managing your symptoms.
Living in chronic pain, how can I help my family to understand and support me?
Communicate. Don’t just assume that your family knows how you feel. After this, if they are still in denial that your pain is real, you must find someone else who can give you the support you need.
Having said this, support from friends, family or even a pain counselor only goes so far. Your ultimate goal should be to find a healthcare practitioner who can find the cause of your chronic pain and effectively treat it.
If you have a question on what you can do to be more assertive in your healthcare, things you can do to help your family understand and support you, or any other question you’ve wanted to ask Professor/Dr. Rothbart and haven’t found the answer in the articles on this website, you are most welcome to speak with him personally by making an Initial Phone Consultation.
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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.
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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