NSAIDs vs Conservative Care – Which is better and more beneficial?
Let’s discuss the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) versus conservative care including physical therapy and chiropractic. Read on to see the benefits of both and to give information to the readers. Whichever you chose to utilize, if either, is up to YOU!
A high percentage of the population uses NSAIDs for aches and pain on a daily basis. These medications include but are not limited to ibuprofen, advil, tylenol, and aspirin. Let’s take a look at some pros and cons.
- It’s easy for most people, to buy NSAIDs that may or may not give you any relief.
- In most cases it does help to relieve pain and inflammation.
- It’s almost hassle free to go in and get NSAIDs from your local drug store.
- It takes no time at all.
- Short term relief of pain
- What some people may not know is that abuse of
the NSAIDs can be harmful to the body.
- Common side effects include stomach pain, heartburn, and headaches.
- Long term use could lead to liver or kidney damage.
- Complications can lead to expensive medical doctor appointments.
I believe that everyone should try conservative care first, but with everything there are positives and negatives. Let’s list reasons for both.
- It’s a more natural route, no putting chemicals in your body.
- The goal is to get you out of pain and to stay out of pain.
- Most conservative care providers teach you at home exercises and ergonomic tips for your work and daily activities
- We look at not only the site of pain, but what is the source of your pain
- We can provide long term relief
- Cost effectiveness
- If your complaint/problem is out of our scope, we know where to refer you
- It is not always successful
- Conservative care can be time consuming, for people who work 40 to 50 hours a week it can be tough for them to make an appointment during the day to get into a chiropractor or physical therapist.
Both choices have positives and negatives depending on how you look at it and both have their places in the world. I believe people should try conservative care because it can absolutely help anyone. If you are not sure about conservative care, set up a consult with a chiropractor to discuss your questions and concerns.Tags: chiropractic, Chiropractors, Conservative Care, ibuprofen, Medicine, NSAIDs, pain, tylenol