If it is possible for your neck, back, shoulder, knee or hip pain to be muscular, how will this ever be diagnosed?

If you look at how a diagnosis is derived, it is typically the same every time; primarily the MRI. I think most people would agree that their diagnosis was developed by looking at the results of an MRI or x-ray. There is typically no physical evaluation performed. Many people tell me that their appointment with the medical specialist they saw consisted of only asking where the person’s pain was so a prescription for an MRI can be directed to the right location. Now what you must understand about this scenario is that the MRI is designed to identify structural variations like herniated discs, arthritis, pinched nerves, meniscal tears and similar abnormalities. The design of the system is to have the MRI taken at the time pain exists. This way any structural variation that is identified is identified for the first time at the time pain is being experienced. This way an assertion can be made that the pain is being caused by the structural variation identified. That is the crux of how the MRI method is designed. The problem with this theory is that it is baseless. The idea that an MRI is taken for the first time at the time pain exists and when a structural variation is identified means that the structural variation is the cause of the pain has no logical basis. Quite simply what if the MRI were taken even a year before the pain began; what would have been identified? The answer is exactly the same structural variations. That is because these abnormalities are slow and progressive in nature and take years to develop. If you knew that a structural variation existed before your pain began then you would have to question how can it be the cause of the pain. That is because pain is elicited at the inception of distress of the tissue eliciting the pain. There is a direct correlation between the inception of distress and the eliciting of pain. For instance, you don’t experience the pain from a heart attack 6 months before or 6 months after the heart attack begins. It occurs exactly at the inception of the heart attack. This understanding alone should make you realize that the MRI method is baseless. Let’s take it another step further. If these structural variations do cause pain then those who have no pain should have no structural variations, correct? And yet over the age of 60, 90% of people with no back pain are found to have bulging or degenerative discs. If these structural variations cause pain then how can you account for the vast majority of people with no back pain have structural variations? It simply makes no sense.

The biggest flaw in the whole MRI scheme is that not all possible tissues in distress can be identified at all. Muscular causes of pain can not be identified and there is no medical specialty educated or trained to diagnose or treat them. So let’s say that you strained the muscles in your neck region and an MRI finds stenosis of the spine, you will be treated for stenosis even though the pain you are experiencing is coming from the strained muscles. Let’s say that you strained muscles around the shoulder or shoulder blade and arthritis or a labral tear are identified, you will be treated for the arthritis or labral and the muscular cause will remain undetected. Let’s say that you strained the hip flexor muscles that attach to the lumbar spine and an MRI finds a pinched nerve, you will be treated for the pinched nerve and the hip flexors will remain in spasm emitting pain indefinitely. Let’s say that your knee pain is due to a muscle imbalance causing a misalignment of the joint surfaces but an x-ray finds a meniscal tear, you will get surgery for the meniscal tear and the muscle imbalance will remain eliciting pain at the knee until rectified. Pain at the groin due to a strain groin muscle remains strained and emitting pain because an x-ray of the hip found some level of arthritis. In all of these cases, the wrong tissue is diagnosed and treated because muscular causes never show up on diagnostic tests and no medical specialty is educated and trained to diagnose or treat them. You say to yourself but what the structural variations that are identified; don’t they require treatment? The answer is NO. That is the other part of the culturally derived set up. You have been programmed to believe that just because a structural variation is identified it requires treatment. This simply false. Look at those 90% of 60 years olds who have no back pain but have bulging or degenerative discs. Do they require treatment? Of course not. One study showed that 63% of people with knee pain have meniscal tears while 60% of people with no knee pain have meniscal tears. That means of the 63% of people with knee pain there is a high probability that 60% of them have pain from another source other than the meniscus. But they will all get surgery based on the existing system. It is obvious that the system is flawed and not working. You simply have to understand that not all possible causes of symptoms can be identified. In my 25 years of diagnosing and treating pain I have found that in more than 95% of cases, the cause is muscular. that is why these people never got better until they implemented the Yass method. If this information makes sense to you get the Yass method to resolve your pain so you can reclaim your life and live it the way you choose.

You can get treatment by getting an in-person appointment either at my office in St. Augustine, Florida or during the one week a month I treat in Manhattan, New York. You can also get treatment through a Skype computer session if you feel it is too difficult to get in-person treatment. To make an appointment or get further information, you can contact me at drmitch@mitchellyass.com.

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