A Revolutionary Breakthrough in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pain Dr. Norman Marcus has created a revolutionary evaluation and treatment approach that utilizes the electrical identification of a muscle(s) that is causing pain in any area of the body. You may have been told your pain comes from one or more of the following:

  • Facet arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy/Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Since there has been no reliable way to identify a muscle causing pain in a region, the tests that demonstrate abnormalities, such as MRIs, CT scans, and x-rays, often identify a structure that is not always the true cause of the pain. Muscles are the largest but essentially ignored organ system in the evaluation and treatment of pain.

Identifying and treating the muscles causing common pain syndromes will result in the avoiding of costly, unnecessary tests, procedures, and surgeries. Now there is a method to eliminate the pain for millions of suffering patients.

The usual examination of a suspected painful muscle uses pressure on a resting muscle. Muscles generally aren’t painful at rest. Electrical stimulation of a muscle recreates what happens when muscles move and produce pain.

p_mppd2An example of using electrical identification of a suspected muscle is found in the accompanying film clip from ABC’s Eyewitness News*, which shows two patients who were considered untreatable and whose lives were totally disrupted by persistent back and leg pain. These patients are an example of the results achieved by most patients who are evaluated and treated based on an accurate physical assessment that takes into account the role of muscles in producing common pain patterns.