Dr. Nathan Servey DC
Chiropractic Care: The Natural Pain-killer
Millions of Americans took an over-the-counter pain-killer today. Many of them will take more tomorrow... and the next day... and for many days to come. While there is certainly a usefulness to these medications, the reality is that they were not designed for every day, constant use. Over-use of these medications has been proven to cause health problems ranging from stomach and intestinal ulcers to various cancers and even death, especially from over-dose and drug abuse. One thing is for certain, taking pain-killers is NOT healthy, but there IS another option!
Below are the top reasons people take over-the-counter pain-killers.
Low Back Pain
Other chronic pain disorders
None of these conditions are a result of a "pain-killer deficiency". In fact, they aren't even "killing pain"! They are simply masking our conscious awareness of pain. Ignorance is bliss, right? Wrong. The good news is that there are other options which address the underlying causes of pain while also reducing pain, including Chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is all about restoring proper function to the body via the spine and spine cord complex. Chiropractic works with the nervous system to reduce pain, improve functional communication, and allow for better movement. Chiropractic care can help people suffering from all types of pain, including back pain and headaches. In fact, chiropractic should be the first line of treatment for these conditions. There are many different types of chiropractors and patients should find one that focuses on holistic healing. In our clinic, we use the designation "holistic chiropractor" or "neurologically based chiropractor" to let people know we are looking at "the whole picture" and treating people, not symptoms.
If you are someone who is constantly reaching for pain meds, it's time to try something different. Chiropractic is great for people of all ages. If you have a spine, you can benefit!
-Dr. Nathan Servey DC
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