People are still being treated with unnecessary surgeries and drugs even though all the studies and all the results indicate that the cause of pain which is typically established through MRIs or x-rays is not the cause of pain and therefore surgery and drugs will not work. Surgery and drugs are used to treat structural abnormalities such as herniated discs, arthritis, stenosis, spondylothesis, meniscal tears which show up on x-rays and MRIs. Studies have shown that as many people with no pain have the very same findings as those with pain. The failure rate of neck and back surgeries has now reached 50 to 60%. More people are taking drugs and going to pain management.
It is obvious that the existing system is failing. And yet on a daily basis, thousands of people continue to get unnecessary surgeries and prescribed narcotic, addictive drugs. Patients who have come to me as a last resort before getting surgery have told me that the physicians themselves agree that people with no pain have the same findings as those with pain even though they are about to perform surgery to correct this abnormality that supposedly is causing the person’s pain. The physicians also will tell these patients that there is no guarentee that the surgery will work to resolve their pain. They have been told it may decrease your pain. It may not change your pain or it may make our pain worse.
With all the evidence indicating that the exisiting system is not working, how can physicians continue to treat in the exact same fashion?
I am left to believe that it is a combinatoin of ignorance, apathy and malice. I believe some physicians were educated to follow procedure and will not vary from the procedure regardless of the evidence that the procedure is not working. Others recognize that the procedure is not working but they feel they are not in a position to change the procedure (apathy). Then there is that small group who see that the procedure is not working; are capable of changing the procedure but won’t because of the financial benefit from performing the procedure.
Regardless which of these rationales is the cause of a continued failed policy to identify the cause of pain and treat it, the people who are losing are the patients. There are more people in more intense pain for longer periods of time.
I am fortunate to have figured out what the true method is to identify the cause of pain and treat it effectively and quickly. I have proven that the cause in most cases is muscle weakness or imbalance. If you are frustrated with the existing medical establishment’s inability to address your pain, hopefully, this will help you understand why the system is most likely not going to change. It will take patients finding the true method for resolving pain and a complete rejection of the existing system to cause the status quo to be altered. I hope you will see me as part of this change.