The counter pain relievers like Advil at stronger doses
In an arena very close to my heart, and within m Cartel Health y profession, I have seen one of these courses unfolding. While following the news within the chiropractic community, I have noticed a movement develop by several state chiropractic associations, including New Mexico and Alabama, to put forth potential legislation allowing chiropractors to prescribe and inject substances with nutritional and pharmaceutical components to their patients. First came over the counter pain relievers (NSADS) like Advil at stronger doses, then B12 injections and other homeopathic injectable substances.
Able to offer patients adjustments and a Vicodin
Progress, some may say. Why not be able to offer patients adjustments and a Vicodin? Maybe I am just being stubborn and holding a position that I have become comfortable with for the past 20 years. So when I find myself with a knee jerk response like that, it helps me to step back and take a moment to look at my fears, the ones that are behind that strong reaction. I admit that I am scared that chiropractors that had to rely on their skills as hands on healers will choose to instead use their hands to write prescriptions instead.
chiropractors would have more tools to help their patients
On the flip side, chiropractors would have more tools to help their patients with relieve pain. There would surely be an infusion of needed dollars into the profession for research donated by companies who profited by the new paradigm. Perhaps the divide between MDs and DCs would grow smaller. However, even as I explore the benefits of such a change, they do not outweigh the potential risks that come with traveling down the road of seeing healing as something that comes from outside the body and can be taken to fix an injury. Healing needs to be expansive and not expensive. I expect that would be the way these things would become.