In my opinion, holistic chiropractic care should be one of the first lines of treatment for any health condition, especially pain, before resorting to drugs, particularly pain killers.
Pain killers have been identified as one of the leading causes of lethal overdose in America. Narcotics are responsible for 46 deaths per day. This prescription drug use can lead to other drug addictions as well, a problem that gets bigger by the day in our country. Besides being addictive, these pain killers have a number of concerning side effects, including constipation/GI issues, nausea, respiratory depression, increased risk of heart attack, and more.
I use pain killers as a perfect example because when most people have a physical injury or area in pain, they see their primary care doc, who often times will prescribe pain killers and/or muscle relaxers to address the issue. Not only is this simply a band-aid or cover-up for the pain, it does not correct the original cause of the pain!
Before seeing your primary care doc, see a chiropractor for any injury or discomfort/pain. Chiropractic care is extremely effective and can almost always eliminate the need for any prescription pain killer. Chiropractic care identifies the original CAUSE of the injury, so that it can be fixed, and therefore the cause of pain truly fixed.
In addition, in many cases, holistic chiropractic care can reduce the need for any type of drug for any type of health issue! Chiropractic care improves overall brain and nervous system function and thus overall health of the body! You would be surprised just how many health conditions improve by seeing your holistic chiropractor. Many people come in at first for pain, and then notice these other improvements. Some examples are reduced allergies/allergy symptoms, reduced headaches, better sleep/no longer needing sleep medication, better mood/no longer needing antidepressants, and more.
It is important to find a holistic chiropractor! One who addresses not only musculoskeletal health, but also biochemical (diet, toxins, organ systems, etc) and emotional health (mind-body techniques). Here at Synergy Chiropractic, we address all of the contributing factors to dis-ease in the body!