Simple ergonomic changes are key to managing chronic pain!


Dr. Gillick has practiced medicine for more than 35 years, specializing in internal medicine, anesthesiology, and occupational medicine. He has extensive experience with Veteran’s Affairs (VA) evaluations, Armed Services medical records, chronic pain disorders, and short and long-term expectation for alleviation and elimination of chronic pain problems.

He is currently synthesizing his many years of observation and research to demonstrate that treating chronic pain should require more than prescribing narcotics or other pain medication, which often masks conditions without treating the underlying cause of the problem.

Dr. Gillick’s philosophy to chronic pain management is using non-invasive and medication-free methods. He believes in using mechanical ergonomics to modify individual conditions and behaviors that create and aggravate the pain conditions. His research focuses on discovering and isolating these causes and removing pain through simple mechanical and behavioral alterations.

Causation of Injury and Pain

For the past twenty years, Dr. John Gillick’s primary area of focus has been into the exploration, discovery, and removal of causation for injury and pain. Skeptic of dogma, he sought and correlated patterns. The answers frequently differ with common acceptance and written dogma for the causation. Dr. Gillick’s focus is accuracy of diagnosis, then causation, then the mechanics and ergonomics of causation. His treatment is removal of the causation.

Over the past eighteen years, his experiences directed his focus to sleep position. Over the last seven years, in three populations, raw recordings of sleep positions and suspected sleep-position associated pain conditions, neuropathies, and physical injuries and syndromes were parallel-tallied during medical claimant evaluations. Upon decoding of the recordings, the data of history-exam data, devoid of individual identifying information, supported his suspicion that specific sleep postures correlate strongly with certain symptom complexes.

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