CHRONIC PAIN'S PERFECT STORM
LEAVES SUFFERERS SHIPWRECKED
- Fascia is arguably the single most pain-sensitive tissue in the body. When you couple this with the fact that it is also the most abundant Connective Tissue in the body (it's literally everywhere), you can see the potential for disaster.
- Fascial Adhesions will not show up on MRI. I realize that most of you believe that your pain is severe enough to make your MRI glow red. Unfortunately, Fascia is so thin that it will not show up excepting in certain places like possibly the PLANTAR FASCIA. What happens when your MRI comes back negative? You are likely to be labeled a hypochondriac, a drug seeker, or a person trying to get on Disability (unfortunately, there are lots of these today). Once the insurance money runs out, you will be discarded like a piece of trash.
- If you have areas of Fascial Adhesions (SCAR TISSUE), these have the potential for creating things like ALLODYNIA OR HYPERALGIA. In other words, Scar Tissue has the potential to be up to 1,000 times more pain-sensitive than normal tissue. Unfortunately, few doctors are aware of this.
- Your doctor will likely not touch you / examine you ---- which is really the only way of determining whether or not Fascial Adhesions might be present (HERE). Yesterday I treated a physician who has been dealing with progressively worsening chronic BUTTOCK PAIN. One of his big complaints about his care (one that I hear regularly), is that when he went to pain specialists, neurologists, orthopedists, etc, they did not touch him, watch him walk, check Ranges of Motion, or look at anything else that might actually provide some valuable clues as to what the problem is. Instead, tests were ordered, he was charged incredible amounts of money for injections of BOTOX or CORTICOSTEROIDS, given some meds, and told to hit the bricks.
RECIPE FOR DISASTER:
Take these four items, put them in a pot, stir them all together, throw in copious amounts of drugs that the doctors have prescribed, and you have a recipe for disaster --- the "Perfect Storm" for perpetuating Chronic Pain. Maybe it's time to step outside the box and actually address the underlying cause(s) of your pain. I do not want to insinuate for even a moment that I help each and every person I see ---- but I help a lot of you. The cool thing is that you'll know in just one treatment if what I do is going to help. Like I always say, talk is cheap but the PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. Oh; one other thing that doctors will never tell you about -- Autoimmune-like SYSTEMIC FASCIAL PROBLEMS.