Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FDA Says Many Prescription Drug Ads Are Deceptive

     

According to the report, every year, the FDA sends about 100 letters to drug companies demanding changes in television commercials, magazine ads and other promotional materials. Many companies are repeat offenders and continue to use deceptive advertising. Some examples include the allergy drug Claritin. According to the FDA the makers of this drug are repeat offenders. Since 1997, the manufacturers have been told 10 times to change their advertisements. Additionally, makers of two other allergy drugs, Flonase and Flovent have been cited 12 times for commercials the FDA claimed were misleading.

Dr. Sharon Levine of RX Alliance says, "This is intentionally misleading, the drug companies are trying to suggest they can deliver more than they do." Amazingly, the ABC story noted that the FDA has never taken a company to court. They noted that most offenders simply change their advertisements and come up with another sales approach.
The US Food and Drug Administration regularly sends out citation letters to many drug companies for overstating the effects of their drugs in advertising. Tom Abrams, the chief watchdog at the Food and Drug Administration for deceptive advertising, says some ads stretch the truth with overstated claims of effectiveness and understated descriptions of side effects. This report was aired on January 3, 2001 by ABC News.



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Monday, August 19, 2013

What Are the Dangers of Spinal Fusion?

      Are you or a loved one set to have back surgery?  Has your doctor explained the risks that go along with back surgery?  More times than not, patients are not told of the dangers of back surgery. They are simply given a pat on the head and told not to worry about it. However, many of these patients, if given a second chance, would opt out of surgery for a less invasive treatment. The article below gives just a few of the possible side effects from surgery such as infection, bleeding, trouble breathing, digestive problems, and spinal weakening. Remember, there are absolutely zero side effects from removing Subluxation (nervous system compromise) from the body by your Chiropractor. If you are set for spine surgery, make sure you have exhausted all forms of less invasive treatment first. Once you have surgery the body is never the same, and some of the post surgical symptoms can last forever. Educate yourself before making a life-time decision!
Article Link:  http://www.livestrong.com/article/173407-what-are-the-dangers-of-spinal-fusion/

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Chiropractic Life-Changing Success Story Documented

       Appearing in the March 2004 issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, was a documented case study of a life changing case. The subject of the study was a previously healthy 17 year old who was involved in high school sports.
On one particular occasion he was competing as a pole vaulter in a high school track meet when he had an accident in which he landed on his head from a height of 10 feet.
          Immediately following the accident, the young man noticed the onset of neck pain focused at the base of his skull. In addition he started suffering from back pain, daily headaches, and migraine headaches approximately 3 times per week. He described his pain as an "unbearable everyday occurrence." Additionally, several days after the accident he began experiencing "blackouts," which were later diagnosed as petit mal seizures. These seizures continued to increase until he was experiencing them 4 times per day.
          Things continued to get worse for the young man as during the first 6 months following the accident, he started experiencing the onset of depression. He described a complete loss of appetite, extreme lethargy, a lack of concern for himself, and an extremely erratic sleep cycle that often left him awake for several days followed by periods of 14 to 18 hours of sleep.
        The patient and his mother reported that he consulted with approximately 24 practitioners during this time. Prescribed medications and therapies did not alleviate or reduce symptoms. To alleviate his pain and depression, he started using illegal drugs in an attempt to "make himself feel better." After becoming addicted, his parents checked him into a drug rehabilitation program, which he completed.
          It was after this long and horrifying 6 year period, that this young man sought chiropractic care from the chiropractor who authored the published study. An examination was performed and it was determined that the young man was suffering due to a subluxation in the upper neck. A course of corrective adjustments was begun to correct the subluxation and reduce nerve pressure.
          The results as reported in the Journal was nothing short of life changing for the young man. After 1 month of care, the patient reported an absence of seizures and manic episodes and improved sleep patterns. After 4 months of care, seizures and manic episodes remained absent and migraine headaches were reduced from 3 per week to 2 per month. After 7 months of care, the patient reported the complete absence of symptoms. And eighteen months later, the patient remains asymptomatic. Needless to say, his life was changed!




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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pinched Nerve, How long will it last?


         I am asked on a daily basis about "Pinched Nerves".  This is a condition that can be simple or difficult to treat depending on the cause of the pinched nerve, the damage to the nerve itself, and the duration of the symptom.  By treating the cause of the "pinch" and not treating the symptom with a drug, Chiropractic Care has been able to eliminate the pain, and correct the cause of the condition.  Because this condition can progressively worsen, time is an important factor in treatment.  Taking medication without treating the cause of the condition only allows for the problem to solidify itself into the spine creating a permanent condition.  If you are suffering from this condition, don't wait.  The time to correct the problem is now.  The video below is a personal video of mine describing a few of the causes of "pinched Nerves".  Call today to begin care as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage to your spine!


Bode Chiropractic: "Pinched Nerve"


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Healing without Drugs or Surgery, Chiropractic 101

     The power that made the body heals the body. The health of the human body is controlled, coordinated, and expressed through the Central and Peripheral nervous system. This nerve system is the most complex and intricate system known to man. Any disturbance in this system or its functioning weakens your entire body’s ability to function. This weakening can manifest itself as; decreased heart rate, high blood pressure, blood sugar imbalance, digestive problems, decreased liver function, joint related deformities, headaches, lowered immune system response, pain, etc. The list is never ending simply because your never system controls every single piece of tissue in the human body. Research has shown that the weight of a US dime on a nerve is all the force that is necessary to cause any of these issues to manifest.
      Many in our society want a quick fix to their health problems by taking a drug. Some of these drugs have side effects that are worse than the original problem. However, taking this drug will not correct the underlying cause of the condition the drug is meant to treat, but instead, masks the symptom giving a false sense of health. By not treating the cause, the problem continues, and progressively worsens. Taking a pill will not remove the disturbance in the nerve system. Only by removing the irritation to the nerve itself (i.e. Subluxation) by a Chiropractic Adjustment, will the body once again begin to function normally. By re-establishing the connection between the body and the brain you guarantee that the body will be able to function at its best.
      The true definition of health is 100% function 100% of the time. The only way that is possible is to have a completely functioning nerve system, free from any disturbance or irritation allowing complete communication between the body and the brain. The ultimate healer in this universe is not the Harvard medical genius, or some wonder drug. The Ultimate healer is your own body. Again, it is worth repeating, The Power That Made The Body Heals The Body.
      If you have any question regarding your health and how to achieve better health, call Dr. Bode at Bode Chiropractic Accident and Wellness Center.
 
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