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  • Chiropractic Care Before Medication

  • Most people turn to medication as a first resort for relieving musculoskeletal pain or physical discomfort. Taking medication is a good short term solution to get you through the day. Let me explain why chiropractic care is a better solution in the long run.

    The RX Medication Treadmill

    Often times, taking prescribed or over-the-counter medication seems to be the most convenient option to alleviate symptoms, but does it correct the cause?

    Most clinically crafted medicines come with a list of side-effects that can lead to the need for supplemental medication. For example, someone named Jake has high cholesterol, so he starts taking Lipitor to reduce his risk of heart disease. The Lipitor resulted in chronic fatigue, so Jake turns to Wellbutrin to alleviate the pain. Wellbutrin’s side-effects resulted in increased spikes of anxiety, thus calling for Xanax. Taking Xanax caused Jake to experience insomnia for which the medication Ambien claims to be a solution. The Ambien led Jake to have high blood pressure, so he buys Hydrochlorothiazide to treat this condition. Taking Hydrochlorothiazide resulted in the development of diabetes, and so the list of interconnected medication continues to fuel itself.

    The medication treadmill refers to drugs that cause side-effects requiring alternative drug treatment, which can lead to more health problems. Fortunately, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, and having regular chiropractic care can alleviate many health conditions commonly treated with drugs.

    Chiropractic Care

    Choosing chiropractic as the first resort for relieving musculoskeletal pain or physical discomfort is something that does not come naturally for many people. Here are some facts that may change the way you think about chiropractic.

    A 7-year study showed that patients whose primary physition was a Chiropractor experienced the following results:

    1. 60% less hospital admissions
    2. 59% less days in the hospital
    3. 62% less outpatient surgeries
    4. 85% less in pharmaceutical costs

    This data suggests that chiropractic care results in a plethora of positive side effects far beyond just releiving pain. Such include: increased strength and performance, function, relaxation, increased lung capacity, and increased vitality, just to name a few. So, we at Chiro-Health encourage you to think differently about staying healthy.

    Let’s be clear; we are not telling you to stop taking medication altogether and without discussing with your M.D. Chiropractic care is a natural solution for many types of injuries and musculoskeletal conditions, but it is not all-encompassing of every ailment known to man. Chiropractic care offers an alternative to medication and surgery without the list of negative side-effects following treatment. So next time you are injured or feel that something is not right with your body, check with your trusted chiropractor to see if chiropractic care is the right solution for you. To learn more about how chiropractic can be an alternative to medication and surgery, visit our website, like us on Facebook, Instagram, or call us for an appointment.