Practical Application of Neuropostural Evaluations
Allopathic medicine has traditionally relied on an algorithm based on subjective complaint—a patho-anatomic search to solve medical and physical problems. The doctor begins his diagnostic search based on the complaint of the patient. We challenge this time-honored chestnut, at least in matters concerning chronic pain. It is true that in acute injuries the pathology is usually where the pain is. But in chronic conditions, the brain and the body have most likely instituted a variety of compensatory mechanisms that may drastically alter the degree and location of symptoms, rendering them useless in identifying the true cause of the problem. In view of the poor record we have in treating chronic pain, I suggest that a new algorithm is in order.