|If you have ever taken a pain medication, you have probably noticed the side effect warnings printed on the package. Potential reactions can be as mild as nausea, vomiting, or constipation — or as serious as liver or kidney damage, hemorrhage, or seizure. The type and severity of side effects is influenced by an individual’s age and health status. Dosage and other drugs taken concurrently also influence risk.
Pain is an important signal from the body that something is wrong. Masking it with drugs only allows the underlying disease or dysfunction to worsen.
Instead of treating the symptom of pain, why not address the cause and prevent future health problems? Chiropractic care helps patients harness the body’s power to heal itself. The chiropractic lifestyle is a proactive approach to health and wellness that focuses on natural prevention of disease through nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and self-care.
A key element of the chiropractic approach to wellness is assessing and maintaining spinal health. As the spinal cord is the central path of the nerve system, the integrity of the bones surrounding it — called vertebrae — is critical to optimal health.
Learn more about how chiropractic can help you maintain optimal health without drugs. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.Dr. Barbara Smith