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It is estimated that at least 95% of all people will suffer some type of back pain during their lifetimes. Many people with chronic, unrelenting pain will resort to painkillers or cortisone injections in an effort to ease their pain. Ultimately, they may even resort to back surgery, often with little success.
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“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 - 1860)

I had a patient not too long ago whom I had seen in my office.  She was having some minor back problems, nothing that you would consider a big deal.  It turns out that her x-rays showed MAJOR problems: disc decay, bone spurs, and significant bones out of alignment.          

The crazy part is that this had all been there for many years, even decades.  That degree of degeneration in the spine takes A LONG TIME to form.  The symptoms had only shown up recently though.

Think about this.  Take two people.  One has a splinter under their finger nail…excruciating pain.  Just imagine it.  Another person has metastatic cancer with no symptoms at all….yet.  Which one do you think is worse?

Here’s the message.  If we are relying solely on the presence (or absence) of symptoms as the only measure of our true health, we’re playing a dangerous game.

Make sure you get your teeth checked regularly, before the cavities form.  Make sure you get your oil changed on your car regularly, before your engine starts smoking.  Make sure you mow your lawn regularly, before the weeds are four feet tall.  

And please make sure you get you spinal alignment checked on a regular basis too, before you bend over to pick a up newspaper and your whole back goes out!

Give this certificate to your FRIENDS & LOVED ONES during the month of December and they’ll receive a FREE Health Evaluation at our office.
This following essay appeared in the New York Times in 1995. As a young man, I remember it making a deep impression on me for reasons I couldn’t then quite articulate, and I cut it out and have saved it ever since. To a time in which the holidays have often become overly-commercialized and stripped of genuine feeling, this story provides a poignant antidote and needed perspective. Written by Flavius Stan, who was then a 17 year old exchange student from Romania living in NYC, it teaches about sacrifice, love for one’s family, and being grateful for what you have.
Some people spend an average of 2100 hours each year at a place called “work,” doing this thing called our “job” in an effort to advance our “career.”
While the unintended deaths from high profile prescription drugs continue to make front-page news, there may be a far more dangerous drug problem lurking in your medicine cabinet.