When “Side Effects” Are Good News
Imagine if, rather than getting dangerous and harmful side effects with your medicine, you got “unanticipated benefits.” With a natural approach to back pain, it’s possible!
In April of 2010, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine reported the results of a study by researcher C. Hsu on the “Unanticipated benefits of therapies for back pain: an exploration of patient experiences” by researchers C. Hsu, J. Bluespruce, K. Sherman and D. Cherkin.
They found that with “complementary and alternative” treatment, the full range of benefits experienced by 884 patients far exceeded the typical benefits of lower back pain treatment such as less pain, greater ability and less need for medication. Some of the reported benefits included increased options and hope, increased ability to relax, positive changes in emotional states, increased body awareness, changes in thinking that increased the ability to cope with back pain, increased sense of well-being, improvement in physical conditions unrelated to back pain, increased energy, increased patient activation, and dramatic improvements in health or well-being. Some of these effects were even considered to be life transforming.
Remember, with natural back pain relief, you may just get MORE than what you bargain for!
Dr. Ed Simon is a North Hollywood chiropractor with over 25 years in practice.