We have been doing independent research on pain control for decades using alternative medicine. We started our research looking into the reason why many people who had surgeries for all types of problems including tumors, hip replacement, hernias, knee replacement, laparoscopy and a minimum of 50% of the patients experienced post surgery pain while the rest had no post surgery pain.
We saw patients that had double hip replacements at the same time, by the same surgeon. One hip had a lot of pain post surgery and the other hip no pain post surgery. We also looked into many types of surgery that used the insertion of rods, screws, plates, pacemakers etc.. and around 50% of these patients had no pain post surgery, had a normal life after the surgery and some patients had serious chronic pain post surgery..
There are studies stating post surgery patients to be in pain even after pain clinic assistance for post surgery chronic even after a year (45 % to 65 % depending on the surgery) with severe to moderate pain. We also looked into the reason why some patients with, MRI's ,ultra sound, x-rays diagnosed with problems in both shoulders, or hips or knees and just one side had major pain. What was the reason that even though some of these patients had the same surgery on both joints and only one side caused chronic pain? Why would not both joints cause pain post surgery, or why should both joints not be pain free post surgery, surgery done by most skilled surgeons?
We saw hundreds of cases where the patient was experiencing serious pain and taking the highest dosages of pain medications, and their scans, x-rays, MRIs, ultra sound and evaluations didn’t show any sign of disturbances in the area they complained of pain.
We experienced in our clinical practice that even though many of the patients we treated had already tried for years many other medicines, pain clinics, medications, alternative medicine of all types, guided injections and got no results, yet we were able to get a very good response within a short protocol. Why didn’t the pain respond with all the therapies available mentioned above while the same patient had major results when we used simple approaches that didn’t work when tried before many times?
What we found is that the nerve system has a memory and can respond to therapy depending on the way you approach it. The more you know how to approach the nerve system physiology, the more chance you will have to control pain. This is a very significant discovery. One other important principle we noted is, that if the practitioner’s therapy or method includes corrective principles, they will have a better chance for best results.
Does understanding the nerve system means I have a diploma, a PhD on neurology? No, it is a clinical reality. Either you know or you don't and it will show in your results. The nerve system has intelligence in essence and it will respond or not, based on your approach in clinical attempts.
From my decades of clinical experience and independent research into this subject I feel that the biggest threat to innovation in the treatment of chronic pain is internal politics and a medical organizational culture which cannot change.