Thinking Outside the (Pill) Box: Read this before you reach for more pain meds

Your body is a self-healing machine!

I know you’ve probably heard the expression “sometimes you need to just get out of your own way.” Well, never has that been truer than when it comes to your health.

The body is completely capable of taking care of itself. Don’t believe me? How many platelet cells did you send to your knee that time you fell off your bike in 3rd grade? How fast is your heart beating right now? How about when you ran to the bathroom after eating bad take-out last week? How many breaths did you take yesterday? How many did you actually think about?

Your body is working without you even knowing about it.

How is that possible?

The master controller of all the systems of the body is the nervous system. It controls every single cell tissue and organ in your body. As such, it is computing and re-computing at an unbelievable pace all day every day.

So, IF the body is self-healing and self-regulating (which it is), and IF the nervous system is the master controller of the body (which it is), THEN when you interfere with the nervous system you interfere with the body’s ability to self-heal and self-regulate.

How, you might ask, do you interfere with the nervous system? You can do this any number of ways. However, the more common way is for a vertebra to lose its proper position or motion within the spinal column.

The result?

Think about this.

Do you really think you get headaches because your body doesn’t produce enough Aspirin?  Or that muscle relaxer pills only target the muscles in the back that are hurting you? That the pill you took for your carpal tunnel doesn’t actually dummy down all of your nervous system?

If you’re dealing with chronic pain, chances are the answer isn’t going to come in a pill bottle. If you’re struggling with the symptoms listed above, it might be worth taking a look at another approach.

What I do as a chiropractor is locate and correct the misaligned vertebrae which will allow the nervous system to resume control of the body. It’s as simple as that. Given no interference, the body heals and regulates itself properly.

Profound, yet uncomplicated.

How each person treats pain is an individual choice. My goal is to get you thinking outside the box – or boxes. Those colorful pill boxes and bottles your reach for in your medicine cabinet might not be helping you as much as you think they are.



 Dr. Bobby Curtis, DC is a chiropractor who serves the Alpharetta, Georgia area. Through The Wellness Studio, Dr. Curtis ensures quality care through both his chiropractic practice and weight loss services. Call (310)-902-6942 today for your complimentary consultation. It’s the first step towards a healthy, pain-free you!

Dr. Curtis

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