For many people, at the first sign of a fever, headache or other minor discomfort, the “go-to” remedy is acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. Since pain is a sign that something is wrong, covering up the symptoms without getting to the cause is not a good plan and often creates more serious problems. Helping […]
Do You Have an Ostrich in Your Family?
Have you ever seen a picture of an ostrich with its head buried in the sand? This is one of the funniest scenes in nature, but an unfunny, accurate metaphor to describe individuals who have a crisis care mentality about their health. This means that they only take care of themselves when they are sick, […]
Those Annoying Aches and Pains
Do You Have Any Annoying “…Aches?” Do you have any annoying “…aches?” Are they in your head, neck, back or stomach? How about your eyes, ears, nose and throat? How about your heart, bladder or bowel? Annoying “…aches” can reduce your quality of life dramatically. They can keep you from work and keep your children […]
How Much Pain Can You Tolerate?
“How much pain can you tolerate?” is a very interesting question. Some people have a high pain threshold and are very “macho” in their approach as they act like they can handle anything. On the other hand, many others have a mild to moderate threshold and search for a cover up to eliminate their unpleasant […]
Why Medical Conditions Respond
Many adults come in for their first chiropractic visit because of backaches, headaches, disc problems, digestive conditions or hormone imbalances. The list of medically diagnosed conditions or health problems that lead people to a chiropractor is lengthy. Parents often bring their children in for chiropractic care because they have watched them suffer from conditions such […]
Pain Relief Drug Concerns
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the powerful opioid narcotic painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11. While we are compassionate for everyone in pain, especially children, we are also very concerned about how their pain is being addressed. Parents must become educated and cautious. Consider the following before introducing any pain reliever, […]