Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 24, 2005
PhiladelphiaÂs top fitness expert, Jared Carter, believes that most patients taking pain medication would be better served by a regimen of corrective exercises.
ÂToo many doctors today reach for the prescription pad when they see a patient with chronic pain, rather than suggesting alternative therapies,Â explains Jared Carter, CSCS. ÂChronic pain is often the result of muscle weakness, or it is the result of an injury caused by muscle weakness. When doctors order pain medication for the patient, they are treating the symptoms and not the cause. Nothing is solved with this approach,Â says Carter.
ÂIn the last week, much attention has been directed to COX-2 inhibitors for the treatment of pain. Studies have shown that these drugs increase the risk of heart attack. WouldnÂt it make sense to try treatments that have been proven effective, as well as decrease the risk of heart attack?Â asks Jared. Leading pain-management clinics, such as Stanford University, UCSF, and the Wasser Pain Management Center agree that treating pain strictly with drugs is not the way to approach the situation.
Jared Carter has focused his education around corrective exercise and is proud to announce his new ÂMove Again!Â program. This exercise program is focused around restoring function and reducing chronic pain. For a limited time, Carter is offering his specialized muscle assessment for free. If you would like more information about this service, please call Jared Carter, CSCS at 215-868-5440 or visit http://www.MoveForwardFitness.com.
Note to Editor: Jared Carter, CSCS is available for candid and informative interviews on health and fitness.