Pain pills such as opiates and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDs) temporarily reduce inflammation, but they may also lead to stomach problems, strokes, bleeding ulcers, heart
attacks, liver and kidney damage, and even death.
Pain relievers are a major cause of death (click for studies) and/or hospitalization in the United States.
may be appropriate for acute or emergency conditions where life is threatened, but in the long-term it
can result in addiction, especially with opiates. In fact, some drug pain relievers slow healing
of tendons and soft tissues, speed joint degeneration and increase the likelihood of recurring injury.
*Source: P.M. Brooks, S.R. Potter and W.W. Buchanan,"NSAID and Osteoarthritis--
Help or Hindrance,"
hospitals in the United States use natural or alternative medicine at all, despite its widespread usage in the hospitals of
other countries around the world, including homeopathy in the UK and herbal medicine in China. Holistic approaches using
natural and alternative medicine are often very helpful for chronic painful conditions such as migraines, headaches, kidney stones, lower back pain, knee
pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel, post-operative pain, fibromyalgia,
and arthritis. Tissues and sinews of the joints and spine can be improved naturally, without side-effects.
There are many useful approaches to pain
management, certainly an important aspect of treatment. Yet, it is also important to locate the cause of the
pain for each individual and reverse the causal condition if possible. Treating the underlying cause provides both
pain relief and a truly long-term solution.
(727) 329-9637 for an appointment.
Dr. Christopher Jackson, Ph.D., D.O.M., treats painful conditions using a comprehensive approach by
first quickly understanding underlying patterns leading to the pain, and by promoting recovery, longevity and well-being,
not just masking the symptoms.
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