You rarely hear drug commercials on the radio. Television's a different story... every other commercial is for a drug to fix your stomach problems, sleep disturbances or allergy issues - all ending with a laundry list of side effects, disguised by distracting images of happy people playing over the monologue. You can't pull off that off with radio.
This year, the FDA has urged pharmaceutical companies to stop using distracting images and music in their TV drug ads following complaints that manufacturers deliberately used misleading techniques to downplay their products' risks while emphasizing potential benefits. The FDA suggested they use highlights to emphasize documented side effects and slow the pace at which the risks were being read so viewers could better understand the drug's potential dangers. We have a better solution.
Next time a drug commercial comes on TV, just close your eyes and LISTEN... like you would to a radio spot. The side effects will be more apparent (and disturbing) when you're not distracted by the 'pretty visuals' that mask them. Big Pharma doesn't want you to pay attention to the risks associated with their drugs. But if you close your eyes and listen closely you'll realize just how ridiculous, dangerous and deadly their products can be. It's a practice that could save your life.
Are You In or Out?
Many Chiropractic patients (especially those new to care) make the mistake of crediting the 'adjustment' for healing them, or taking away their pain. Actually, adjustments don't heal ANYTHING... it's the time you stay IN adjustment, allowing your innate intelligence to heal you, that produces the result.
Healing is a process of re-creating itself - replacing sick, old, tired cells with newer, stronger ones over time. The quality of those new, replaced cells depends on your body's natural recuperative abilities to work uninterrupted. Chiropractic adjustments simply keep your nerve system clear long enough, providing enough 'in order' time for innate to accomplish the job.
Ultimately, it's the doctor inside you (plus time) that mends and keeps you well, not the thrust from the Chiropractor. So don't make the mistake of 'falling in love' with your adjustments. Rather, fall in love with the Life you'll enjoy when you remain IN adjustment.
When the Spine's Away
If you have little kids, you know if you leave them alone for too long, something bad is bound to happen. Worse yet, if they haven't made a peep for some time - that's when the most destruction is going down! You have to peek in on them every now and then to make sure they're not getting into trouble.
If you leave your spine neglected for too long, inevitably it will get in trouble too. Vertebrae get out of line, nerves become irritable and before you know it your health is a total a mess. When your spine's away from Chiropractic supervision - Subluxations will play...
Kids can get into messy trouble if you don't check in on them often. Funny how spines do the same thing too. It's probably a good thing to keep a close eye on yours.
Time to Get in Gear
When you turn your neck or twist your back does your spine snap, grind and ratchet like a bicycle chain stuck in mid gear? That grating noise could mean something's out of alignment.
Your spine is made up of movable bones called vertebrae, each joined perfectly together like the links of a bicycle chain. If one or more of these joints become stuck and misaligned it can slowly wreak havoc on the mechanical integrity of your entire spine.
The result – pain, stiffness and premature arthritic changes.
Don't neglect the noises. Abnormal grinding (crepitus) of spinal joints may indicate early degenerative joint disease. Remember, unlike a bicycle chain, you can't replace spinal 'links' when they get damaged. Get your spine tuned up by a Chiropractor who is thoroughly trained in restoring the normal mechanics of your spine, and protect yourself from premature wear and tear.