No matter how you look at it drugs (or medications) are poisons. They are put into your body to either excite or depress tissues that are not working right. In every case drugs have side effects that can and will harm you, whether you want it to or not.
Valium (otherwise known as Diazepam) is a common prescription that is used to reduce anxiety, muscle spasm and seizures. It carries a whopping 32 side effect list with it, including headaches… how many of you out there take Valium (or a drug like it) for such symptoms and suffer with headaches? What is going so terribly wrong that the medical doctor has chosen to depress the muscles in your body to a point that the body can now no longer function? What you may not understand is that the reason your body cannot respond and heal is because the power of communication in the nervous system is not functioning properly… NOT THE MUSCLES.
Every time you take an Aspirin you loose a half of teaspoon of blood from your stomach. It causes immature blood cells to form instead of healthy ones. It causes the sticking of muscle fibers together usually causing more damage than the pain relief it gives to tissues. It kills 6000-9000 babies/kids every year… KILLS THEM! It is cytotoxic (cell death) to the Liver and Spleen. It seems ridiculous that so many use this drug so casually, and due to its accumulative effects if you continue to use it you may find you will be at the mercy of this horrible “over the counter” drug.
Lyrica (a.k.a. Pregabalin) is a common drug these days used to treat fibromyalgia and muscle spasms. It works by decreasing the number of pain signals that are sent to the brain. It has been alarming to me how many are being prescribed this medication for simply things like headaches, muscle tension and even restless leg syndrome. One of its side effects is headaches and yet I have been hearing more and more how it is being prescribed to those suffering headaches. It is also known as an addictive substance with a withdrawal symptom being … headaches. So why are so many with headaches being prescribed Lyrica, it seems pointless to me to focus on one problem without taking into effect others.
It is amazing how the brain and body work! My own personal belief is that this body was made to heal itself in most cases and do some amazing things, but only if that communication power is uninterrupted between brain and body. My job as an Upper Cervical Chiropractor actually using chiropractic is to find those areas in the spine that may be compromising the nervous system (we call them subluxations) and remove them with a specific, light and effective adjustment.
The bottom line is everyone needs to be checked by an honest chiropractor; to check the spine to see if it is functioning normally. Getting checked is the most important key; much like checking to see if you have a cavity, if it’s not there then you are good to go, but if you wait until there is pain it almost always costs you more time and more money. Getting checked is the key.
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