PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 31, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Mahir Reiss
believes there is significant opportunity for people who suffer from chronic pain. As physicians continue treating the symptoms of pain with harsh pain killers, Reiss believes that increased training in the area of chronic pain is the best course of action. A recent article
in The Huffington Post sheds light on the issue of chronic pain in individuals. Without enough physicians to aid in decreasing the severity of pain, people throughout the country who live with chronic conditions have no choice but to continue popping pills.
The article explains how a lack of trained physicians add to the decrease of effective treatment in individuals with chronic pain conditions. When researchers from Henry Ford Hospital reviewed standards and studies in regard to how pain management is treated, they found that for every one physician that was trained to treat chronic pain, over 28,000 individuals suffered from the condition itself. While past studies illustrate that successful pain management techniques are only offered at four out of 117 medical schools throughout the U.S and Canada, Reiss knows this is not nearly enough to enact positive results.
Mahir Reiss understands how difficult it is for sufferers of chronic pain to function throughout the day. As a physical therapist, he works with patients who do not want to take addictive pain relief medications so much as they want to find a way to regain normal function and movement of their bodies. Over a prolonged period of time, severe chronic pain can lead to other debilitating pain symptoms in other areas of the body. Pain is now the most common reason why people visit primary care physicians and Mahir Reiss believes that it is up to these professionals to provide proper service.
"If physicians know that more and more patients are coming in for pain treatment, it is that physician's responsibility to do all that they can to ensure that their patient is receiving adequate treatment. The root of the pain must be addressed," Mahir Reiss states.
The article notes that for some patients the pain they experience is not a constant, but for others, pain never goes away. It is situations like this that create a backlog within the medical community if long-term solutions are not found. Instead of prescribing medication as the first line of treatment, physicians should look into the cause of the pain.
Mahir Reiss knows that all physicians are dedicated to solving patients' pain problems and endorses further research and education. "I honestly think that increasing awareness is the first step," Mahir Reiss states, "the world is changing and it is time for old methods to be updated."
Co-owner of Reiss and Westwood Physical Therapy, Mahir Reiss
works with his business partner to provide pain-free living to the people in San Diego, California. With experience in massage and aquatic therapy, Reiss knows that hard work and perseverance is the best way to achieve the greatest results. Reiss works with children, the elderly and professional athletes in the treatment of chronic pain and other rehabilitation services.