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How Do You Spell Pain Relief?

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Carefully listen next time you are watching television, and a new drug is being advertised. The last 20 seconds after the sell is the long list of side effects. Wow! The effects are far worse than the condition they are treating.

By comparison now, the simple over-the-counter pain relievers look virtually harmless. Unfortunately, it is those low dosage pain relievers that mask the pain, which is the body’s alarm system that alerts you when a limit of dysfunction has been reached, and the body is no longer equipped to handle the activity and unable to adapt further.

If you take painkillers regularly, you are not alone. Unfortunately far too many of us rely on these drugs to mask the pain, until the point of complete dysfunction.

What Is The Problem With Painkillers?

Acetaminophen, sold under the brand name Tylenol, among others, may be among the most dangerous medicines on the market. That’s alarming as almost every household has a bottle of this and does not think twice about using it.  Acetaminophen overdoses are the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers across the U.S., with upwards of 100,000 cases per year. This statistic includes 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations and an estimated 458 deaths due to acute liver failure.

Am I Taking Medication At A Toxic Level?

Acetaminophen can be much more dangerous than you previously suspected because it can be toxic to your liver even at recommended doses when taken daily for just a couple of weeks.  The risk of severe liver damage or death increases significantly if you:

  1. Take more than one regular strength (325 mg) acetaminophen in combination with a narcotic analgesic like codeine or hydrocodone.
  2. Take more than the prescribed dose of an acetaminophen-containing product in a 24-hour period.
  3. Take more than one acetaminophen-containing product at the same time.
  4. Drink alcohol while taking an acetaminophen product.

How Long Is Too Long?

Unfortunately, dosage and misuse have been statistically recorded and reported for over fifty years. The problem is that acetaminophen is considered relatively safe when taken as prescribed as the margin between a safe dose and potentially lethal one is minimal.  An FDA advisory panel recommended adding a warning label about liver damage to acetaminophen as early as 1977, but it was not done until 2009.

It has been only in the last five years that the FDA finally issued a statement urging doctors and other health professionals to discontinue prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products that contain more than 325 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule, or other dosage units. They also go on to say that no evidence is found that by taking a higher dosage there is any benefit that outweighs the risk of severe liver damage.

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Here at our practice, our expert team understands the pain that you are suffering with and we are here to help you break the bad habits of masking the pain and begin your healing process by addressing the cause.  Call today before your health suffers another self-inflicted setback!

Your Health’s Circuit Board

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In our office, we strive to not only help you get well but to stay well.  The best way for us to achieve this is not only taking the actions to help you get well but by explaining the “how” and “why” of how our bodies work and what we can do to maintain the results that we can help you achieve.

The Circuit Board

When an appliance in a home is not working properly, it has the potential to short circuit and causes a fire that could burn down the entire house. But thankfully, the appliance has been hardwired with a mechanism that when there is too much ‘charge’ detected; a signal relayed back to a connection where the entire power supply to the house.  This location is known as the fuse or circuit breaker box.  The fuse box will “blow a fuse” or simply shut off the power to the appliance and everything on that circuit supply.  Therefore, no fire results and the house remains safe.

Your Body’s Circuit Board

Now if you can understand this simple analogy, I hope you can grasp how one of the processes of the most complex system in your body works – your central nervous system.

Follow along for a second. In our previous example, the power supply is your brain, the house is your body, and the fuse box and power points are your nervous system. This nervous system supplies all your organs, just as the electricity supplies the necessary energy for the appliances in the house to work.

When an appliance is not working correctly in your house, there is always a reason.  The first obvious one is that the there is a problem with the power supply – either the powerpoint is not turned on, or the fuse is still blown from a previous problem.  The second is that there is an issue with the appliance itself.

Now, back to our body – when a part of it is not correctly working what is your first thought?  Do you ever think about the connection or power supply?

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Our expert team has been designed for just this reason.  We want to provide our community with the care that will not only restore function but help you learn to maintain the long-lasting results you have achieved to extend the quality and life of your body.

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Tips For Faster Injury Recovery

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Are you sitting or standing on the bench due to an injury? For most athletes and health enthusiasts, recovering from an injury can be a workout in itself. For a serious athlete, being told that you have to reduce or halt activity altogether to let a bone or muscle heal is equivalent to torture. However, there are a few things you can do to help speed the healing process so you can heal like a pro and get back to your athletic activities as soon as possible.

Understanding The Difference In Pain Relief Options

When cells are damaged in a fracture, large amounts of prostaglandins are released. Prostaglandins are a group of lipids made at sites of tissue damage or infection that are involved in dealing with injury and illness. They control processes such as inflammation, blood flow, the formation of blood clots and the induction of labor.   Although this is what causes you to feel the pain, the production of these lipids is also instrumental in the early stages of tissue repair.

Here is the catch.  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed to alleviate pain and stop the action of prostaglandins, but the prostaglandins are quintessential to the healing process.   The best suggestion would be to stop taking the NSAIDs as soon as possible after suffering a broken bone.  Alternatively, you could take non-NSAID pain medication such as acetaminophen for pain relief, for it does not have the same effect on prostaglandins.

Another Reason To Stop Smoking/Vaping

It is scientifically proven that the broken bones of people who smoke take longer to heal. The smoke reduces blood flow, therefore, reduces the number of nutrients and oxygen traveling to the injury site. The chemicals released into the blood from smoking damages the cells that form bone. This process and significantly decrease healing time or prevent complete healing altogether.

Your New Besties – Calcium, Magnesium, & Vitamins D and K

These vitamins and minerals are all integral to healthy bone growth. We have all heard about how important calcium is in the diet, but if you take a lot of calcium without accompanying it with magnesium and vitamins D and K, much of that calcium will not be absorbed by your bones. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, collard greens, and Swiss chard are among the best sources of not only calcium but magnesium and vitamin K as well. If you live in a sunny climate, you can get a good supply of vitamin D by sitting in the sun for 15-20 minutes a day with arms and legs exposed and using no sunblock. For those who live in less sun-drenched locations (and those of us waiting out the winter months), you can get vitamin D from fortified milk products, or you can take a vitamin D supplement.

Sideline the Coffee and Sodas

Caffeine and sugar both increase the excretion of calcium from the bones by 25-50 percent. So try to avoid the comfort foods!

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Fast Track Your Immune System

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The engine of the autumn season is now officially in overdrive.  As the rushing to school, sports events or other important functions are on the fast track so may the attack on you and your family’s immune systems.  So this month let us all commit to making ourselves a little healthier by choosing one or more of these healthy habits to practice regularly for a victoriously healthy season.

Create a Great Game Plan:

  • Goal for at least seven hours of sleep each night – Better sleep means a healthier immune system. Remember our brain and body recover from the day’s stresses while we sleep.
  • Get Adjusted — Have you and your family’s spine, and nervous system checked? In the fall season goal to have your spine and nervous system checked each week because your central nervous system runs your immune system. Chiropractic kids are freakishly healthy — This is just one great reason why!
  • Avoid Sugar and Snacks – Aim to lower the intake of sugary, salty or fried foods, or foods with pesticides or preservatives in them.  Although you may not be able to entirely avoid those foods, limit foods rich in those ingredients where you can.  Steer your family towards fruit and vegetables instead.  Need a fast fun suggestion? How about a fabulous power smoothie!
  • Reduce Dairy — Try using almond or rice milk instead. Take any child with asthma or ear infections off of dairy, and they improve – just about every time.  Add in some adjustments, and the healing is even faster.
  • Exercise Regularly — Make sure you and your kids exercise each day. Even better, do a small workout in the morning before school together that is fun.  It immediately cuts down on whiny morning behavior and best of all It also gets their lymphatic systems moving which makes for healthier kids.
  • Avoid Medications and Let Fevers Ride. When children do get colds, do not immediately lower their fevers.  Comfort, cuddle them, and monitor them closely while they have the fever, but try not to lower the fever.  A fever is the body’s way of combating the “bugs” and learning how to protect itself in the future from the unwanted invaders.  Far too commonly we see that family’s that use fever-reducing drugs often seem to have colds that last for a week or longer.
  • Eat Breakfast Every Morning – that’s why they call it “breaking the fast,” so get your day started with a healthy meal.

Questions?  Just ask one of our Wellness Team Leaders what he or she suggests, and travel the shortest distance to good health this fall!

Ready To Fast Track Your Immune System This Fall?

Our Expert Team is ready, willing, and able to help you!  Please ask one of our team members all of your important questions so that we can ensure that you can have prepared your immune system for the strongest fall season yet!

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