One of the many ways in which we measure the improvement of our patients during their healing journey with all types of injuries is the amount of pain medication they are taking. As people heal and feel better they need less medication. Many people are happily surprised how quickly they can stop taking their ibuprofen (or whatever type of medicine they’re using) with regular hands-on care. Please note that ALL medication, even over-the-counter ones like Tylenol and Motrin, have side effects and can damage your liver and kidneys. Thus, the sooner you can stop taking these types of medication the better.
The treatments provided at Marcum Chiropractic help allow the body to decrease inflammation levels significantly faster than without any treatment. This in turn helps the body heal faster, decrease muscle spasms, and lessen pain. Less pain = less pain medication. Now that is something to talk about! Call Marcum Chiropractic at 503-235-7130 and stop reaching for the medicine cabinet.