If you suffer with Crohn’s disease, you’re far from alone, as millions of people suffer along with you. And this malady, which often starts in people as young as 15 years old, becomes more and more severe as you get older.
The cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown by most physicians and so if you go to your doctor complaining of the above problems, he/she will often prescribe antibiotics and steroids to manage your symptoms. But does this solve the problem? Of course not – drugs seldom do.
Seeing Crohn’s Disease In Patients Suffering With Chronic Muscle And Joint Pain
Years ago, when I was teaching medical residents in a clinic associated with the University of Washington, School of Medicine, USA, and later at a podiatry school and clinic in Rome, Italy, patients came to be treated for chronic muscle and joint pain. But when questioning them, I found that many were suffering with chronic abdominal pain as well.
Some also had diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and other Crohn’s-like symptoms and had been previously diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Having undergone drug therapy for years – with little or no success – they simply accepted pain as a way of life.
All these patients with abdominal pain also had postural distortions (bad posture) with a pronounced forward rotation of their pelvis (sway back) and resulting chronic muscle and joint pain.
Because I saw so much of this combination – abdominal pain and chronic muscle and joint pain – I wondered if the two could be related.
The Connection Between Crohn’s Disease And Musculoskeletal Pain
While teaching in Italy, I was also involved in virtual and comparative anatomical cadaver studies (studying 3-D deceased bodies on the computer) looking at the relationship of the stomach and small and large intestines, relative to the position of the pelvis. I saw that when the pelvis was rotated forward, there was less space side to side for the organs to occupy and so they were compressed.
I theorized that compression of the intestines and colon might result in symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease and realized that by repositioning the forwardly rotated pelvis into a more correct position (which would decompress these organs) the abdominal symptoms should then subside.
My theory turned out to be correct. Over the past 35 years, treating more than 5,000 patients with abdominal symptoms, I can eliminate their abdominal pain and other Crohn’s – like symptoms by using specific types of insoles that reverse the forward rotation of their pelvis.
Most people, doctors included, don’t realize that abdominal pain and musculoskeletal problems are often connected. But because of my clinical research and repeated success in eliminating abdominal pain and other symptoms of Crohn’s disease, I’ve come to the conclusion that, in many cases, Crohn’s disease is simply another symptom resulting from bad posture. That is, if you have Crohn’s disease, it most likely can be eliminated by permanently improving your posture!
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