OVER THE COUNTER PAINKILLERS MAY BE KILLING YOU
Imagine this – you have 2 medicine cabinets side by side. One of them is chock full of prescription medications – the other is empty. Which person will be healthier?
I have asked that question hundreds of times, and every single time the answer is – the empty one is healthier.
People know, people agree – that when it comes to prescription medications the less the better.
Whats happens though is that we don’t even stop to think about over the counter medications – and the opposite is almost true.
For many people when it comes to over the counter meds like pain killers “if some is good, then more is better”.
And this is proving to be a fatal error in judgement. Common pain killer medications like Neurofen and Voltaren increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. One studydemonstrates that ibuprofen increases the risk of stroke by up to 30% and voltaren up to 86%.
It is information like this which is leading for the push to make these medications prescription only.
Drug companies point out that when people follow the directions on the label and use for only a couple of days at a time, the risk is actually a lot lower.
That may be true, but when you’re in pain and the ad comes across the television for “fast targeted pain relief” – what do the majority of people do?
And where is the warning, that points out “hey, this is for short term pain relief only, if you continue to use this to manage your chronic headaches you significantly increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.”?
You must know, long term use of over the counter painkillers can be deadly.
When caring for my own patients, education is a big part of the healing process. Pain medications are fine to help you get by with short term problems and injuries.
But we need to remember there is a reason we get pain.
We don’t get headaches because we are deficient in aspirin.
We don’t get sciatica because we need Voltaren.
The pain is our bodies way of telling us “something is wrong and needs correcting”.
To get healthy and stay healthy it is critical we listen to our bodies to find out what the root problem causing the pain is – and then correct it.
If you read my blogs, what I am about to say next wont surprise you – chiropractic is the best kept secret when it comes to correcting chronic pain conditions like:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Lower Back Pain
- In many cases reflux/indigestion
- Pins and Needles in fingers, especially when driving
We cover the Central West with clinics in Bathurst, Cowra and Mudgee.
I believe we are the first choice because of our comprehensive approach to spinal correction. We do this by creating individual and specific care plans designed to give you the maximum results in the shortest possible time.
And whilst our care plans are unique to each person, they normally include:
- Specific Chiropractic Adjustments
- Home based custom exercise programs
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Custom spinal orthotics for correcting posture
- Trigger point therapy/Remedial Massage
And what I think the best part is – we take before and after motion study x-rays so you can SEE the correction. Then you KNOW we did more than just give you relief – we actually corrected the problem.
On top of that we show you how to care for your body long term through exercise and nutrition – not reliant on painkillers and medication!
If you or someone you know is suffering from pain and don’t know where to turn – call us and make an appointment. You will meet with one of our friendly and private Drs who will listen you, perform all necessary tests and x-rays on site the same day.
They will then give you recommendations along with total costs associated so you know exactly where you stand.
Bathurst 6331 5977
Mudgee 6372 3799
Cowra 6342 5005
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In your service,
Dr Jesse Middleton
Dr Jesse Middleton is a wellness expert, leading chiropractor, speaker and natural health advocate. Dr Middleton is a respected, highly regarded master chiropractor whose passion is to teach people how to achieve health for themselves and their family regardless of genetics, age, and history. His Chiropractic Health & Wellness Clinics, onsite corporate and business wellness programs and ergonomic assessments provide people of all backgrounds with the practical tools necessary to build their own health towards the path to true wellness.