We live in a drug-oriented culture. The rampant abuse of prescription drugs, not to mention illegal drugs, is widely publicized.
As a nation, we have been persuaded that any health problem can be cured with the right pill.For example, If you have an Auto Injury you take a Pain Pill, a Muscle Relaxant & a Anti-Inflammatory. If you have Low Back Pain you take Ibuprofen & for a Headache you take Aspirin.
The criticism here is not that drugs are bad. What needs to be addressed, however, is our cultural presumption that drugs are not only the best answer for our problems, but that they are the only answer.
Many times drugs just take care of a patients symptoms but do not correct the cause of their symptoms & until you fix the cause, the problem never goes away.
A good example of this has been seen with patients that have come into our clinic with low back pain. Upon examination & x-ray we find that some of these patients have a significant congenital short leg, with sometimes up to an inch of shortness. So the question is, how many Ibuprofen would it take to correct this patients problem ? The answer is 5, if you stack them on top of each other & put them under the heel of the patients short leg !
As a Chiropractor, I believe that the body has a tremendous ability to heal itself in many cases without medication & that prevention plays a major role in maintaining health.
To make chiropractic care a regular part of your program for good health, contact our clinic. We have the most up to date equipment ( K-Laser, Spinal Decompression, ATM, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Sports Medicine Facility etc.) to help you have a drug free healing experience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!