Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:
A study published in the March issue of European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy indicates that the use of NSAIDs – non-steroidal anti-inflammatory over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and more – may increase the risk of cardiac arrest. This is yet another reason why this Burbank chiropractor recommends avoiding NSAIDs in favor of natural pain relief methods.
The findings from this recent study add to those of previous research, which has also found a link between NSAID use and a higher risk of heart problems, including heart attack, stroke, and heart failure. The new study, conducted in Denmark, is the first to look specifically at the impact of NSAIDs on cardiac arrest risk. The researchers analyzed information from more than 28,000 people who experienced cardiac arrest somewhere other than a hospital during a 10-year period.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration previously warned that NSAIDs, particularly at higher doses, may increase people’s risk of heart attack or stroke.
We humans will always have pain. If you are active and play sports, run, or work out, you have an even higher risk of pain caused by inflammation. But there are natural, food-based nutritional alternatives to NSAIDs. When you come in for an appointment, we can talk about which is best for you and your personal needs.
Lower back pain is one of the most common problems plaguing adults today. Causes include muscle strain, accidental twisting of the spine, improper lifting of a heavy object, or sitting too long in chairs with inadequate support. As a Burbank chiropractor treating patients here for over 30 years, lower back pain is one of the most common issues we address daily.
At Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we offer many natural treatments including chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation. Utilizing these methods in unison can bring the swiftest pain relief possible and encourage the body to rapidly heal itself.
If you or a friend or loved one is suffering from chronic or acute pain, give us a call and come in. We have a better, natural solution.
Acupuncture Special through the month of May 2017…Through the end of May, we will be offering a special for first-time acupuncture patients. The regular price for a first visit is $120, but the special offer is only $79 for an initial consultation and treatment. Please call our office for an appointment.
Until next time…
Yours in health,
A Winner of the Top Doc L.A. Award
Increasing Health & Vitality for Over 30 Years
1612 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506