The existing medical model exists based on the premise that the cause of pain can be found through diagnostic tests like MRIs and x-rays. These types of tests can only find structural variations like herniated discs, stenosis, pinched nerves at the spine, arthritis, meniscal tears, bursitis, labral tears and such as the peripheral joints. Treatment always evolves around surgery correcting the structural variation and when that fails doing it again at the same location or finding another place to do surgery. And yet with this system as it is being practiced, there are more people in the world suffering from chronic pain, more people taking pain medication and more money spend on the treatment of pain (more than the cost of treating cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes combined).
At what point as a people do you say, enough is enough. Something just isn’t working. Some points to help you reach this conclusion and why. The MRI or x-ray is taken after the pain begins and the structural variation is identified. The concept promoted is that the pain muscle be coming from the structural variation because the structural variation was found while the pain is being experienced. What if the diagnostic test was taken a day or a month before you had pain? What do you think the results would have been? ABSOLUTELY IDENTICAL! You see, those structural variations that were identified are degenerative in nature, not acute. So they have been developing for years. They are so slow in their development that they don’t elicit pain. That is why in people over the age of 60, 90% can be found to have bulging or degenerative discs and have NO BACK PAIN. So you are being given a false premise when you are told since you have pain and a structural variation is found that one is causing the other.
Next are there any other tissues that can create pain? the answer is yes. Most tissues have pain receptors in them and therefore when there is distress of the tissue, pain will be elicited. MUSCLE is one of these tissues. A muscle can easily strain if the force requirements of the activities you perform is greater than the force output of the muscle. This would certainly be the most common tissue to elicit pain since everybody is trying to perform activities on a daily basis. And yet a muscle strain cannot show up on a diagnostic test. Just imagine that the tissue most easily able to elicit pain cannot be identified by the very method being used to identify the cause of your pain. So therefore in 90% of cases the chance of being misdiagnosed with a structural variation as the cause of your pain versus the muscle straining as the actual cause is very high.
It’s time to look for a new approach. One that looks at the physical presentation of the body’s symptoms to identify the correct tissue eliciting the symptoms versus dependence on a false premise that diagnostic tests find the cause of the symptoms. A new method that is capable of identifying all potential tissues that can elicit symptoms versus a method that can’t and therefore can not guarantee that the right tissue is being identified. A method that actually is based on a theory as to why pain is even elicited versus a system that has no concern regarding this which makes identifying the cause almost impossible.
The method you are looking for is the Yass Method and I implore you to tell friends and family that it exists and it works! Stop using a system that by any standard of measure is failing miserably. The system will not change for you. You will have to change the system!