That might be the purpose of pain management, but that can’t possibly be what the purpose of the broader medical establishment is when it comes to pain. I would submit that the purpose of the medical profession is to establish the cause of pain; not manage pain. We should resolve the cause of pain which limits it from the equation of function. The function should eventually be standard and possibly better than before the injury if the individual learns about how to care for themselves during treatment which leads to higher levels of function and increased the chance of prevention from injuries creating pain.
I don’t get it. How can a so-called respected entity like WebMD continue to promote this ridiculous notion that “pain management” is a viable solution to those suffering from grief? I would guess the answer is that they continue to support the idea that pain is created in the spinal brain. They have noted this approach in several previous articles. This can’t be any farther from the truth.
For your sakes, I hope you guessed the tissue that is in distress is where the pain signal is being created. And you would be right. So why is it so hard to accept that the pain at your back, neck or a peripheral joint is coming from a tissue in distress and that the pain is not coming from the spinal cord or brain? Without this very rudimentary understanding of what causes pain, you are free to accept the medical establishment view.
Let’s look at the possible solutions they have to “mask” your pain:
Acetaminophen- an analgesic designed to serious you and make you feel less pain. This clearly does nothing to identify the causes of pain and resolve it. Long-term use has been determining to lead to heart attack and stroke.
Acupuncture- although able to minimize pain for some, it does nothing to identify the causes of pain.
Anticonvulsants- these drugs used to treat seizure disorders. Not exactly my first choice in addressing the cause of pain.
Nerve Blocks- clearly does nothing to identify the causes of pain. Designed to block the transmission of pains going to the brain.
Opioids- this is the class of drugs that, in my opinion, can be described as a synthetic cocaine and heroin. These are the drugs people are becoming addicted to. I don’t think this is a great direction to go in when you have pain. These drugs do nothing to identify the causes of pain.
Surgery- they identify specific surgeries such as a discectomy and laminectomy. They note that although not always an option may be required to relieve pain, especially pain caused by back problems or serious musculoskeletal injuries.
I hope people are reaching a turning point. It is so evident that the medical establishment including physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists are incapable of identifying the causes of pain.
More people are living with more intense pain for longer periods of time. This is the result of a false premise that pain is creating in the spinal brain and that diagnostic tests are the key to identifying the causes of pain.