NSAIDs vs. CBP® Structural Rehabilitation
Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs are incredibly prevalent in this society. It seems that it is not uncommon for someone to simply pop an ibuprofen or acetaminophen in an attempt to lessen the pain associated with sore muscles, stiff necks or backs or arthritis. Unfortunately this nonchalant attitude toward these drugs is having major consequences for our population.
These drugs have serious side effects that are not always noticed until it may be too late. Ulceration of the stomach, internal bleeding, increased risk of miscarriage, liver and kidney damage and even death are some of the risks associated with taking these over-the-counter medications. Unfortunately, reading the warning label doesn’t seem to be enough to stop the massive consumption of these harmful substances, because the sales have been increasing steadily and are showing no signs of stopping anytime soon.
Now, many people will be at a crossroads in learning about this potentially deadly drug. You may be asking, “What can I do for my pain, if I can’t take my ibuprofen?” Fortunately, we may have an answer for you in both the rehabilitation methods that we provide as well as the nutritional advice we can give. We have had tremendous success with muscle and joint pain as well as paint that is associated with arthritis. This help can come from several different methods. First, the nervous system sends both motor (strength and movement) information as well as sensory (feelings/sensations) information from the brain, through the spinal column, to every cell and tissue in the body. Abnormal spinal positions as well as abnormal posture can place stresses and strains on these tissues and because the tissue is pain-sensitive, it can register as pain in the brain. This pain is the body’s way of telling you that something is wrong with your spine and posture and taking NSAIDs will simply mask the problem without correcting the fundamental underlying cause.
In changing the posture toward normal and improving the strength, flexibility and endurance of the tissues involved, we can lessen the pain that is associated with arthritis and joint degeneration, as well as give you tools and exercises to lessen the long-term effects of these abnormal postures. We can also provide you with safe, natural nutritional alternatives to the NSAIDS that can help you body break down the proteins that are created when there is inflammation present.
We have also had tremendous success with our fat loss program in helping reduce or remove pain from the body. How? Pain is generally associated with inflammation and, unfortunately, fat cells are an excellent storage site for pain-related inflammatory chemicals. When we are carrying excess loads on tissues due to being overweight, these stress and strains can also increase inflammation making pain worse. Losing the excess fat can shrink the fat cells and reduce the loads on tissues, removing both inflammatory chemicals as well as excess loads at the same time!
So, if you have found yourself taking more and more anti-inflammatory drugs and have concerns about the potentially harmful side-effects that may be present, we may have an alternative! If you would like to know if you are a candidate for the rehabilitation methods we provide, please contact us to schedule a consultation with myself to see if we can help. Don’t delay, your joints and organs will thank you!
Dr. Jason W. Haas