August 8 to 14, 2010 is Rothbarts Foot Awareness Week, dedicated to bringing attention to the pioneering work of Dr. Brian A. Rothbart, who first identified the abnormal foot structure that bears his name.
If you suffer from chronic pain, if you've gone from doctor to doctor collecting diagnosis after diagnosis, yet no treatment or therapy [...]
Because every chronic pain patient is told, at one time or another, “It’s all in your head,” I almost never bring up the subject of hypochondria. For most pain patients, the suggestion that any part of their pain isn’t real is just too…well, painful.
The first doctor to treat me after I was injured in an [...]
For many people, the most maddening part of chronic pain is trying to find someone that can tell you the actual reason. Finding the source of pain can be tricky. Ask any doctor. Better yet, ask anyone suffering from "chronic pain/cause unknown."
Millions of people wake up each day to pain and other symptoms from [...]
If you're reading this chronic pain blog, it's likely chronic pain is a part of your life. You or your spouse or your child or your sibling struggle with it, and you're looking for help.
You're not alone. Millions of people need help. And millions are being denied help because they have the misfortune to [...]
A new book by Professor/Dr. Rothbart says that a recently discovered foot structure which can be effectively treated without drugs or surgery has been proven to be the source of a great deal of chronic muscle and joint pain.
On first reading the book, “Forever Free From Chronic Pain: the pain sufferers guide to getting [...]
My pharmacy has a wire rack near the front door that's always stocked with free local magazines. Many of them relate to health and wellness. I recently picked up a new one that announced, in it's premier issue, it's goal of being "your most trusted resource for information on living a healthy life."
Inside, I [...]
My adventures with chronic pain began when I was injured in an auto accident. As time passed, my treatment from the traditional medical community settled into one dull, grinding message: learn to live with it.
That was a message I simple could not accept.
I believed then, as I believe now, that life is infinitely flexible and [...]
In all the books I've read on chronic pain, there's one subject that is never mention–the expense of it!
I believe if I gathered up all the money I've spent on books, on heat wraps, on massage therapy, on over-the-counter remedies, on infra red light wands and what-not, I could pay cash for a Rolls Royce. [...]
The next time a much-touted drug doesn't work for you, you may want to stop blaming yourself and think about the following.
In March of 2009, Doctor Scott S. Reuben, a prominent anesthesiologist and former chief of acute pain at Baystate Medical Center in Massachusetts, was accused of faking studies that were published in several [...]
In 1989, an auto accident left me crippled with chronic pain. During the years it took me to recover, I learned that chronic pain always has an emotional component. For full recovery, both the physical and emotional aspects must be healed.
This concept isn't always so easy for Westerners to accept. When I was first [...]