SOURCE: From Pain To Wellness, LLC

June 22, 2010 04:08 ET

From Pain to Wellness Founder Provides Free Education: Why Your Dr. Can't Help You With Your Pain; Finally, Help for the Uninsured

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) - For millions suffering from disabling chronic pain, getting an accurate diagnosis is physically and emotionally daunting, and increasingly costly. A recent study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers indicates healthcare costs will rise more than nine percent in 2011. In this economy, no patient should go untreated, or worse, misdiagnosed. From one of the most published and forward thinking pain management specialists, and author of Pain to Wellness: Getting Help and Finding Freedom From Chronic Pain, Dr. James Gruft will offer online education via gotomeeting.com to sufferers Wednesday, June 30th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST.

"Most doctors look to make diagnoses for the purpose of treating the patient, and often the treatment is drugs," states Dr. Gruft. "A functional medicine doctor tries not to quickly reduce the patient's complaints down to a diagnosis, but remains investigative until the affected biological system has been uncovered. Then the more fundamental treatment for a particular patient can be prescribed."

Another problem is that there are too many specialties that divide the patient up unnaturally. 

"Medical specialties typically only deal with a single organ system but chronic pain often cuts across those artificial boundaries. A functional, medicine approach does not divide the patient up, but looks at the whole biological system affected."

In the From Pain to Wellness clinic, Dr. Gruft developed a hands-on system that takes a patient with a pain issue and moves them from a pain-focus towards a wellness-focus. The system explores the components needed to make the system optimal. Once a proper diagnosis is determined, a wellness treatment plan is tailor made to each individual patient before implementing.

Dr. Gruft served as medical director of one of the oldest pain management programs in the Chicago area for more than 14 years. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (P.M.& R, F.A.A.P.M.R) and Pain Medicine (D.A.B.P.M.). Voted as Best Doctor since 2002 to the present time by a nationwide survey of doctors, Dr. Gruft is respected by physicians throughout the country as one of the premier pain specialists practicing today.

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Contact Information

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    Crys Spelman
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