Interdisciplinary orthopaedics… this time joining forces with psychiatrists! A characteristic quality of Dr. Śmigielski’s approach to patients and their problems is his holistic assessment of the situation. Orthopaedic problems, especially chronic ones, more often than not are rooted in our… brain. Sometimes even comprehensive diagnostics cannot answer the question “where does the problem come from” and conventional treatment methods do not improve the patient’s condition. In these instances, one needs to ask experts from other fields of medicine for assistance. Based on Dr. Śmigielski’s experience, second to endocrinological and metabolic disorders, source of many problems related to the motor function and pain is our brain and the chemical processes that regulate its proper function.
The key take-home-message from the lecture?
There are many underlying causes of pain, discomfort or stiffness, so we need to be able to reach for the help of other specialists when our experience and proven diagnostic methods do not bring us any closer to solving the puzzle. No solution equals no treatment plan.
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