The concept of more is better, more complicated is better, more sophisticated is better, and bigger is better seems to be the attitude that has become pervasive in medicine; hence the overwhelming inundation of unnecessary medical tests for chronic pain.
Consider a recent article written by Dr. Norman Shealy, in which he cites an article in The New Yorker magazine:
“The NEW YORKER May 11, 2015 had a remarkable article detailing the waste and harm of 26 tests or treatments that have NO BENEFIT or are OUTRIGHT HARMFUL-at the staggering wasteful cost of $750 BILLION DOLLARS a year—tests such as EEG for uncomplicated headache or CT or MRI for back pain without neurological involvement.”
In the field of chronic musculoskeletal pain, over and over again I see doctors running costly and unnecessary medical tests. In fact, most of my patients come to me already having seen a multitude of practitioners who had ordered such tests to be run. These patients were put at physical risk and received absolutely no beneficial information to help them in the resolution of their chronic pain.
Sometimes chronic pain patients are initially convinced that an impressive array of sophisticated equipment (and the reams of information that they spew out) must certainly hold the answer to why they’re in pain. But often the test results come back as normal (nothing found).
If all this complication and expense resulted in chronic pain patients becoming pain free, certainly this current system of medical care would be justified. But instead, medicine has transformed from a hands-on approach into a non humane, sterile system involving costly and at times potentially harmful diagnostic interventions. The common end result is that the patient is still in chronic pain.
The Alternative To Unnecessary Medical Tests For Chronic Pain
In my practice, I run straightforward, non invasive tests using only my hands, two cameras and my computer. These tools provide me with the information I need to make a diagnosis and determine how to effectively and noninvasively eliminate my patients’ chronic pain.
Most of my patients are amazed at the seemingly unsophisticated diagnostic tools that I use to determine the cause of their chronic pain. They are equally amazed at the seemingly uncomplicated tools I use to permanently eliminate their chronic pain, when other physicians (using costly and seemingly impressive tests and interventions) fail to resolve their problem.
The answer to this paradox is that it’s not the sophistication of the equipment or the complexity of the medical tests the doctor uses that makes him/her an effective clinician. It’s the level of skill they acquire through their research, knowledge and experience that makes a doctor effective in eliminating their patients’ chronic pain.
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