PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Board certified New York Surgeon Dr. Andrew J. Rochman launches an educational campaign to reassess our society's misuse of pain medication from the "runaway trend of pain intolerance and the concerning public demand for being completely pain free to a disturbingly addictive level."
"We have spent the last ten years creating a society of addicts," starts Rochman. "Since the decision to make pain the fifth vital sign (for ailments), everyone has to NOW be treated for their pain - resulting in a society where people just don't tolerate pain at all, such that we're always used to running for pain meds at the slightest ache."
Rochman attends an annual mission to Ecuador, bringing medical care to impoverished communities through a non-profit group called BLANCA'S HOUSE, where he sees differing values about pain. "In Ecuador, they don't have access to medical care or this dependency for narcotics and they don't complain like we do. In the U.S., everyone's running for their hydrocodone or their morphine... there's something very wrong here and we have to do better than this!"
By 2014, Rochman produced MODERN PAIN RELIEF, a publication collaborating about the study of pain. He recently launched a professional wellness conference for his All Island Care Givers Group (www.licaregivers.org) where co-founder Dr. Lori Trentacoste, professional audiologist and speaker for hearing preservation (www.liahp.com) introduced and recruited a list of recognized health advocates like Dr. Joel Kestenbaum (eye care expert), Dr. Jesse Stoff (internationally renowned immunologist) and non-profit crusaders like Mitch Shapiro from the Foundation for Sight & Sound.
"This alliance collaborates about today's health community, including the breakdown of the patient mentality and their dependency to meds and surgical procedures. The American dream of over-indulgence and easy access to anything makes for this national problem. We need to reprogram our society with education. It is this attitude about pain that has driven us into a misguided dependency for the quick fix and creating a major gridlock in information and solutions. This western society once lived a healthy existence on a lean diet and a proactive lifestyle, and now everyone auto-responds to discomfort with meds or running to a specialist."
Other partnerships and educational projects include social media outreach, speaking engagements and health seminars, joint-venture programs with wellness experts and the development of a chamber of commerce for all care-giving professionals. As a conduit of health experts, Rochman is committed to pursuing a campaign "to steer us back on the right health track."
Dr. Andrew J. Rochman is a member of the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the State of NY, Nassau County Medical Society and the American College of Phlebology. He is a Laparoscopic surgeon, a certified practitioner for Stem Cell Therapy, the medical director of his vein therapy practice in Plainview, NY and is an attending physician at St. Joseph Hospital in Bethpage, NY.
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