Addressing The Symptoms Or The Cause?
Aches and pains at any age are part of the body’s warning system, trying to let us know that something isn’t quite right. Frequently, or simply through convenience or perhaps it was because what mother did, or grandmother did, many people take a couple of asprin or some other medication. But is this really wise?
What may be more important, however, is the question of what we may be teaching our children when we reach for drugs and medications to make us feel better, or even worse, to give to them? How will it be possible to explain the difference later on between a “good” drug and a “bad” drug?
Please don’t get me wrong. Even as a holistic chiropractor, there are some pretty miraculous medications out there. But, virtually every drug has side effects, even over the counter drugs. Read some of the labels for anti-inflammatory medications – some side effects can include stomach bleeding, liver damage, muscle spasms and many other undesirable symptoms – which creates a cycle of symptoms and other drugs to suppress additional symptoms as a result of taking drugs to suppress the symptoms in the first place.
Rather than treating symptoms, the Chiropractic approach looks to correct the underlying cause of musculoskeletal aches and pains rather than treating the symptoms.