Escape the medicine trap

In these modern times, the entire world seems to be more and more dependent on drugs. Drugs in war and drugs in peace, drugs to kill insects, drugs to wake you up and drugs to make you sleepy, drugs to speed you up and drugs to slow you down, drugs to relieve pain, drugs for every phase of life, young and old alike. Does this make any sense to you? It makes no sense to me!

More and more, the medical profession is questioning the misuse and overuse of prescribed drugs and are showing serious concern about the side effects of these drugs as well as the potential risk of addiction to them. We can’t listen to the radio, watch television or read a magazine advertisement without being alarmed by excessive urging for us to take drugs or give them to our children for every type of disorder. Take a moment and notice just how this advertising directly affects you and your family. Look in your medicine cabinet at home or your purse and your desk drawer at work. What form of medication do you rely upon? Is it any wonder people suffer needlessly from stress, nervous tension, digestive disorders, headaches and chronic pain? I ask you to STOP and research how you can escape from this medicine trap.

Doctors of Chiropractic do not prescribe drugs. For over 114 years, chiropractors have empowered people to understand that every function of the body is controlled and directed through the nerve system. Health comes from within. When any interference to the nerve system is cleared, the communication from the brain to organs and tissues is improved and the body will be able to function closer to normal. The better we’re able to function, the healthier we’ll be!

Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the significance of the spinal column as one of the keys to health. The spinal column serves as support for the body. It connects the larger bones and the attachment of major muscles. And most important, the spinal column houses the spinal cord and contains openings between the vertebrae for nerves to exit and provide direct communication between the brain and the body. Thus, the spine is the master control center for the entire nerve system and the key to health!

During our busy everyday lives we experience different forms of stress such as physical stresses (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stresses (children, work, relationship stress, etc.), and chemical stresses (processed foods, drugs, pollution, etc.) These forms of stress can cause mis-alignments of the spinal bones resulting in interruption of nerve flow and proper communication from the brain to the rest of the body. This is called a vertebral subluxation and results in diminished body function, lowered health function and ultimately dis-“eases.”

Chiropractic care is a health care approach based upon the body’s natural ability to heal itself and is a very important step in a commitment to optimal health. Optimal health is one of our most valuable possessions. We should value ourselves enough to strive for the highest level of health. When we take responsibility for the choices we make regarding health, we give ourselves the best opportunity to achieve all of our health goals. Chiropractic care can help give us the natural health we deserve when we commit to learning more about our body and take all of the necessary steps to stay well.

To your health,
Dr. Troy