Combining the benefits of holistic and scientific medicine to relieve musculoskeletal pain and stiffness while restoring diminished range of motion caused by spinal misalignment, muscle damage and joint tissue inflammation, chiropractic techniques effectively treat chronic and debilitating pain without resorting to expensive and dangerously addictive pain medications.
What’s Wrong With Using Pain Medications?
Prescription pain relievers produce side effects similar to heroin and morphine due to their opoid-like ingredients. Commonly used narcotic prescription pain relievers include codeine, Percodan, Darvocet and Oxycotin. Instead of intrinsically correcting musculoskeletal abnormalities causing pain, stiffness and inflammation, prescription pain medications simply numb nerve endings so that pain is temporarily suppressed. Unfortunately, as soon as the medication wears off, the pain returns, sustaining a vicious cycle involving the need for more medication that often leads to addiction.
What are Pain Relievers Called NSAIDs?
ibuprofen and other NSAIDs impact hormone levels in the body instead of numbing nerve receptors. Ibuprofen inhibits enzymes that convert an acid to the hormone prostaglandin H2, which is used to create various other prostaglandins that serve to mediate inflammation and pain. Although not addicting, NSAIDS cause numerous side effects such as:
- Stomach upset, ulceritis and stomach bleeding
- Hypertension/high blood pressure
- Fluid retention (swelling of hands, ankles and feet)
- Kidney and heart problems
- Skin rashes
- Worsening of existing medical conditions
Benefits of Chiropractic Medicine
Chiropractic therapy endeavors to realign the spine and vertebrae while restoring optimal health naturally to damaged muscles and joint ligaments. Dr. King specializes in spinal decompression therapy, cold laser therapy, myofascial abrasion, active release technique and chiropractic massage to relieve neck and back pain, joint problems, migraines, muscle spasms and chronic pain associated with disorders like arthritis, fibromyalgia and degenerative bone conditions. Patients receiving one or more of these chiropractic techniques ultimately experience improved flexibility, pain-free living and zero reliance on pain medication.