As a Rolfer clients see me often after seeing a series of physicians – still in pain. I know these docs want to help their patients. The problem is not with them, it is with our medical system. David Katz, M.D., Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center in his post claims the limits to medicine’s understanding can limit the care a patient receives.
As reported August 17th in The New York Times, a fascinating study published in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology — suggests that even Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig’s disease. Rather, it’s possible that Gehrig had progressive, neurological deterioration mimicking amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) due to head trauma (among other things, he was hit in the head by a fastball).
Many years ago I had a women sitting in my office in tears from me telling her she wasn’t nuts. After a week of tests at the Mayo Clinic she was relegated to their psychiatrist for her chronic pain. It was ‘obvious from the tests there was nothing wrong,’ yet she was still in pain.
Medicine and their tests don’t measure soft tissue problems, pain or stress – the key areas Rolfers treat. I encourage you to not limit yourself by what medical tests say or don’t say. Listen to your body, see second options beyond physicians.