The Leading Cause of Drug Fatalities
According to U.S. Poison Control centers the leading causes of drug fatalities in the U.S. in 1996 were in
the following order:
One: Acetaminophen* (substitute for aspirin found in many name brand painkillers.) i.e.: Tylenol
(Source: Easton T., What you donít know can kill you. Forbes Magazine, Jan.12, 1998.)
Three: Prescription narcotics
Four: Calcium channel blockers (used to treat hypertension)
Five: Amitriptyline (antidepressant)
Six: Benzodiazepines (such as valium)
As you can see pain killers are a leading cause of death. Yet very often the cause of oneís pain is never
handled, located or corrected.
Iím for pain relief on a temporary bases using medication as ling as you look-find-correct the cause. And the causes can be as varied as: joint misalignment, tissues inflammation, biochemical imbalances, localized infections, nutritional deficiencies.
Doesnít it make sense to find out if one of these causes can be corrected before you go on long term pain killers?
Randy Schaetzke, D.C., D.I.B.A.K.