See How the No. 1 Chemical Interference Can Slow Down Healing of Injuries from a Car Accident or Back Injuries
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If are watching this video, it means that you’re already getting chiropractic care. When you visit Soft Touch Chiropractic in Porter Ranch you will hear Dr. Masoud emphasize three things:
You might already know that alcohol and sugar cause inflammation, which aggravate an injury.
But why would he tell you to take no drugs, over the counter or prescription, to numb the pain?
In short, pain killers will slow down the healing process.
Let’s start from where the healing begins.
The nervous system controls and coordinates everything in our bodies.
If you fall and scrape your knee your brain communicates with various different organs and glands to begin the healing of the wound and to protect the body from germ invasion.
You can put a bandage over the wound, but the bandage is not what heals the wound. Your body heals itself.
The brain communicates with the organs, the organs communicate with the glands and the glands and organs communicate back to the brain to coordinate healing.
A pain killer essentially interferes with the communication among the brain, organs and glands. It interrupts and slows down the healing process. This is what we call a chemical interference.
In chiropractic, we believe that the causes of dis-ease are chemical, physical or emotional interferences. It doesn't make sense to introduce a chemical interference while a person is trying to heal a physical interference such as pressure on a nerve, a muscle spasm or inflamed and locked joint.
There are, however, instances when pain killers are called for and inevitable. For example, if I was having a root canal, I would want the best possible anesthetic and pain killer to ease my discomfort. If a patient’s pain is severe enough that it will produce an emotional interference during recovery then it may be better to take a pain killer.
Because every person has a different tolerance for pain, it is up to the patient to use his or her judgment and decide when it is appropriate to ease their pain with chemicals.