Advice from your Pensacola Chiropractor: “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”

Mother Nature Chiffon Margarine ad 1970sAnybody remember the old advertisement for  Chiffon margarine that said with: “Good enough to fool Mother Nature”?  The premise was that their margarine tasted so much like butter that it might fool you.

Look at the back of the bottle of any pain medication and it will say something like, “if pain persists more than seven days, see your doctor.”  They might as well say, “quit trying to fool Mother Nature.”

Pain is a normal response and it has a source and a reason. Hiding it with a pill is the equivalent of putting a piece of black electrical tape over the “Stop Engine” light on your car’s dashboard.

Covering up your pain with an anti-inflammatory or muscle relaxer doesn’t change what’s happening in your back.  So, if a day or two of meds isn’t doing it for you, then taking it for a month or two certainly won’t. I think of pain like a row of dominoes. If the last domino is the pain, the domino before that is probably inflammation or muscle spasms, but the dominoes before that are some sort of abnormal stress on the joints that are causing the pain and the reflexive muscle spasms. It’s probably some sort of structural misalignment that creates the abnormal stress that resulting in all these symptoms…

Your pain – the last domino – is the warning light on your dashboard. Don’t cover it up.  If your car’s engine breaks, they can replace it. This isn’t the case with your spine.

If you need to heal, see Dr. Neal at Neal Clinic of Chiropractic in Pensacola!  Call 850 479 -2700