Do you have tension between your neck and shoulders? Do you wake up with a stiff or aching low back? Have you taken some form of pain reliever in the past month? Have you accepted any of these warning signs as a normal part of your life? Does a massage only help for the day?
Here is why what you are needlessly suffering through is not just a muscle and how while you may find temporary relief, you could be making things worse with the cover up.
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1) Pain pills like acetaminophen, and aspirin and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen and naprosyn have all been shown to increase severity and frequency of chronic pain. They all have significantly under reported serious side effects and all challenge your body’s digestive, detoxification and cardio vascular systems.
2) Since these over the counter medications only deal with one or two components of the problem, the pain and inflammation associated with the real issue, the best you can hope for is some temporary relief.
3) The pain and inflammation you are experiencing is there for a reason and simply ignoring it or covering it up is a dangerous convenience.
If you only had one car that had to last you your whole life and the check engine light came on,
Would you ignore it?
Would you hide it behind a bottle of pills?
Would you cut it out of the dash board with a knife?
Or would you take it to someone who was trained in restoring normal function to the engine?
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Here is how you tell whether your problem is just a muscle, or there is a malfunction in the joint, nerve and nutrition of that muscle. If it is just a muscle, it goes away by itself within a day or two.
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioners are uniquely qualified to evaluate health problems from a functional point of view instead of a symptomatic point of view. In other words we find out what is wrong and restore normal working order instead of just numbing your senses to the real problem.
If you are frustrated with the take another pill approach towards healthcare, you may be a good candidate for one of our drug-free, non-surgical health solutions programs.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your biggest health challenge in the subject line and you may qualify for a free 10 minute phone consultation.
Dr. Thomas Polucki is a Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor. Find more information at doctorpolucki.com. Functional Medicine services are available in most cities via remote labs and internet consultations. Call 661-753-9340 to schedule a free phone consultation. Patients are seen by appointment at 25050 Peachland Avenue, Suite 105, Newhall, California 91321.
Source: Santa Clarita News