If you take just one non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory (Motrin, Ibuprofen etc.) drug every four days, over your lifetime you will have nine times the normal risk for vital organ damage.
Here are some other statistics you should be aware of:
An estimated 16,500 deaths occur annually in the U.S. from ulcer-related complications associated with the use of over the counter painkillers. In addition, up to 140,000 people die annually due to side effects of prescribed drugs. Finally, overall, 51% of approved drugs have serious adverse effects not detected prior to approval.
Your body has the innate ability to heal itself without drugs or surgery. When you develop a health challenge, over the counter medications can relieve the discomfort, but they do not address the actual cause of the problem. For example, infections are not a lack of antibiotics in your blood stream; they are caused by a suppressed immune system (poor diet, lack of exercise, stress or nerve interference). When the actual cause of the problem is removed, your body has the opportunity to heal naturally!
Chiropractic adjustments remove nerve interferences, called subluxations, and allow your body to function properly and at its optimal health potential. Additionally there may be underlying nutritional imbalances or enzyme deficiencies that are commonly associated with many medical conditions including allergies, headaches, constipation, to name a few. By providing your body with the right nutrients and support, you can greatly reduce the need for over-the-counter medications because your body can use its innate ability to heal itself naturally