When your back or neck hurts, the first thing you may do is reach for painkillers, either over-the-counter or those prescribed by a doctor. Your doctor may not think twice about writing a prescription for you. Within no time at all, you may be taking several pills a day in order to help overcome the pain you are living with.
There are quite a few adverse side effects to painkillers. The first thing that must be understood is that you are never truly solving the problem. You are simply masking the pain so that you can go about your day. This can be extremely dangerous.
It’s important to focus on an effective way to treat pain. If you have pain in your back, neck, shoulders, or elsewhere on your body, the easy solution may be to reach for a bottle of pain killers. However, you have to look at treating the problem, not simply the symptom, and that’s why chiropractic care should be considered.