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Arctic Blast

by Ssregina Regina (2019-04-05)

Conclusions & Practical Application: Arctic Blast Review Patellofemoral pain syndrome is commonly seen in manual medicine. I thought this study provided some interesting insight into taking a more comprehensive approach to local symptoms. By evaluating and rehabilitating hip strength and flexibility in addition to traditionally used treatment approaches for PPS, patient outcomes seemed positive. It would be interesting to add other components of a general fitness program such as spinal stability and general conditioning to a program like this to see if results could be further improved. Chronic pain management often consists of a protocol of "drug management". Many adverse effects result from not monitoring how the drugs affect the patient. Chronic pain complaints can be low back pain, sciatica, RSD, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis pain and psychogenic pain ( pain not resulting from any past disease or injury). The essence of the diagnosis is to treat the patient as best can since the symptom has now become the diagnosis. Unless the treating physician is well versed in treating chronic pain patients one of the most used methodologies for treatment is simply to prescribe pharmaceutical products and anticipate positive results. The training of most physicians is to take acute pain situations such as muscle sprains, strains, bruises, broken bones, post surgical pain and prescribe anti-inflammatories, anti-histamines, and pain medications until the underlying pain problem heals or the disease process is over. The normal process of dealing with pain is the pain is caused by disease or injury and is residual to the disease/injury. The pain is a necessary and wanted symptom to alert the patient to the injury or sign of disease.Patients that repeatedly present with pain complaints are often treated initially as acute pain patients anticipating the above treatment protocol will work.