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Beating the Painkiller Habit With Chiropractic Care

By Genevieve Cunningham

The world today is heavily dependent on painkillers. Whether they’re being properly used or improperly abused, we are a nation of pill using people. While this is not always a bad thing, it certainly has the potential to take a wrong turn, and this has many people filled with the desire to cure their pain in another manner. If you’d like to lessen your use of painkillers, but still manage your pain, take a look at one of the best plans of attack: Chiropractic care.

Why Not Painkillers?

Painkillers aren’t the worst thing in the world, and they most definitely have their place in the medical world. But, they also bring some negative side effects when used in excess. Here are just a few of the reasons that you may be interested in getting off of the painkillers and onto something more natural.

  • They Can Be Addictive - Painkillers have the potential to be addictive. While they will probably provide relief, you may also find it hard to function without them. This has the potential to be hazardous to your health and your life if left unchecked.

  • They Can Bring Painful Side Effects - Even if you’re not addicted, using painkillers can cause some frustrating side effects. You’ll basically be trading one pain for another. Headaches, nausea, dizzy spells, and confusion are just a few of the problems that may be associated with painkiller use.

  • You Might Develop a Tolerance - The more you use painkillers, the more it will take to have the same effect on your body. You may start out taking one, but soon you’ll need two or three to get some relief. This can lead to addiction, as well as become quite expensive on your pocketbook.

Why Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a great way to fight off pain. Here are some great reasons to ditch the medicine and use this method instead.

  • It May Attack the Cause - Painkillers, no matter how you look at them, will only attack the symptom of your problem … the pain. They won’t correct the ailment, meaning dependence is necessary. Chiropractors will correct misalignments of the spine, which in many cases causes pain and poor health. By correcting the source of the problem, you’ll feel better longer and are unlikely to develop a dependence on symptom-covering substances.

  • It’s Natural - Many people love chiropractic care because it is natural and noninvasive. You won’t have needles or medicine or surgeries at the clinic. You’ll have a thorough check by the doctor, and then a treatment plan that adjusts your spine without invasiveness.

  • It Can Bring Other Benefits - Another great reason to get chiropractic care is that it can bring other benefits to the body as well. Though pain relief is certainly enough for most people, it may also bring better sleep, a clear mind, increased flexibility, higher activity level, and many others.

If chiropractic care sounds like an avenue worth exploring, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easy and stress-free. Just walk in at anytime for an easy no-appointment policy and affordable pricing plan. While painkillers have their place, they’re not necessarily your one stop shop. Get to The Joint for quality care and a step in the right direction for a healthy life as soon as today.

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