The pharmaceutical industry has come under heavy fire in the media recently. They’re being blamed for the opioid crisis facing many communities. The irony of it all is that the Company responsible for initiating the opioid crisis is now claiming to offer a solution. They want to introduce yet another drug to help suffers cope with their addiction. I don’t have to tell you about the dangerous and unethical practices of this particular company for you to know we cannot place our health in their hands.
Break The Cycle Of Opioid
Pharmaceutical companies are showing time and time again that instead of helping manage peoples pain, they are instead only out to further benefit their investors. In order to tackle the problem of opioid addiction, which is now a pandemic, we need to look past the big Pharma for help. Their solution will only place more people under the influence of their drugs. They will only provide solutions within their capacity creating a vicious cycle of drug dependence as a means of solving a health problem. It’s important that patients and health professionals look for natural alternatives to put an end to this crisis. Click here for more facts about the opioid crisis.
Where To Turn To For Help!
In 2017 a new systematic review was published in a medical journal which confirmed an association of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT), with clinical benefit and harm for acute low back pain. This is the standard treatment method utilized mainly by chiropractors. The review looked at 26 eligible randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and showed that 15 of the trials (involving 1711 patients) provided evidence that Chiropractic care, in the form of spinal manipulative therapy, recorded improvements with their pain.
Twelve RCTs [1381 patients] produced evidence that SMT has a statistically significant association with improvements in function. No RCT reported any serious adverse event. This is important to consider given the multitude of side effects that drugs produce. High quality studies tended to report larger benefits. So, the analysis of 26 randomized clinical trials, spinal manipulative therapy was associated with statistically significant benefits in both pain and function of, on average, modest magnitude at up to six weeks [compared with sham or alternative treatments].
The Evidence Is Clear
Chiropractic adjustments reduce pain, increase comfort, and lead to increased functional abilities. Chiropractic adjustment is not just effective compared to placebo or sham adjustment, it is also more effective than surgery, usual medical care, or physiotherapy.
The key take-home points from the study are that opioid are addictive, deadly, expensive, and ineffective in the long-term. Introducing more drugs to fix the problem created by opioid does not lead to better results based on lack of evidence for effectiveness and have their proven side effects. Physiotherapy was also shown to be ineffective for spinal conditions and back pain compared to chiropractic. There is only one scientific logical conclusion from all this: Chiropractic is the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective choice for patients with spinal health issues if you exclude spinal fractures, spinal infections, and spinal cancer. To learn more about natural healing click here read about what conventional medicine doesn’t want you to know.
Paige et al. (2017) Association of Spinal Manipulative Therapy with Clinical Benefit and Harm for Acute Low Back Pain. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA;317(14):1451-1460
Dr. James Chestnut (2018) Newsletter: New Systematic Review in Medical Journal Confirms Benefits of Manipulation for Low Back Pain
Dr. Nenos has been a Hamiltonian since 1990. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Western Ontario and earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree with Honors. It was in his first year of university that he learned of a profession called Chiropractic. At the time, Dr. Nenos was considering pursuing medicine. Shortly after speaking with many prominent chiropractors and eventually becoming a patient himself, he realized that there was more to this profession than just neck or back pain.
After deciding to pursue Chiropractic he attended the only English speaking school in Canada, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto Ontario. He was actively involved at the college which ultimately earned him the Raymond Moss Award. While attending CMCC he was also honoured to receive a grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research to conduct research in the field of anatomy. He graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2008 and shortly after began practicing as an examination doctor in one of the busiest Chiropractic Clinics in the Golden Horseshoe Area. Shortly after Dr. Nenos followed his heart and decided to open Tree of Life Chiropractic in his hometown of Hamilton.
Dr. Nenos is actively engaged in the community. He served as Canadian Director of the Assyrian Medical Society for a period of time, a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving children, families, and their communities stricken by the war and famine in the Middle East. The organization’s leadership is based on accountability, transparency and honesty which is a reflection of his practice. He is also a runner and triathlete and competes mainly in half marathon distances (21.1 Km). Today, Tree of Life Chiropractic is blessed to serve patients from Hamilton and surrounding areas. He is also the health expert on the local TV show Hamilton Life and can be seen on Cable 14 producing content for his own health show. He is passionate about topics of health relating to the spine and nervous system, nutrition, mind, and exercise.
“My passion is helping people transform their lives by adopting a healthy lifestyle.”
~ Dr. Nenos Damerchie