John Roger and Pain Management (July 1 and July 2 2017)
John Roger, who has a doctorate in physical therapy, visits RadioRotary with the message that physical therapy is often the right way to treat chronic or acute pain instead of or in addition to potentially addictive opioid medication. Beyond to the joint pains that we commonly think of when seeking physical therapy, the techniques are also useful for treating severe headaches, the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, and the pain from tendon, ligament, or muscle damage, which is often caused by sports injury. In many cases, the key to pain relief comes from posture improvement, stress relief, and lifestyle changes that are addressed by a doctor trained in physical therapy. A medical doctor may prescribe physical therapy, but a prescription is not necessary to obtain treatment.