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Celebrate National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

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The third Friday in April is National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. We invite you to celebrate it with Greater Life Chiropractic by properly disposing of old medications that you no longer need due to improved health from chiropractic care.

Over 60,000 emergency room visits each year occur when kids get into medication, and 70% of opioid problems (including dependence, deaths, and overdoses) begin with drugs that are unused and left in medicine cabinets. Not only should you do your part to improve the opioid crisis, but you should also properly get rid of unused medications for the safety of yourself and your family.

You may be wondering why there is even a need for a National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day. Not only do people tend to hold onto old drugs even after they’re done taking them, but in a lot of cases, people come off medications that they simply no longer need but neglect to dispose of them. Maybe you can’t imagine discontinuing a particular prescription or even a world where you don’t take any pills on a given day. Thanks to chiropractors in Charlotte and across the nation, more and more people are reducing their need for medication and minimizing their consumption of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Chiropractic Reduces the Need for Medication

Chiropractic care is all about improving the function of your whole body. When your spine has misalignments, it can obstruct proper communication from traveling from your brain and through the nerves to the other body’s systems. This leads to a wide variety of problems with your body’s function. Perhaps your blood pressure is chronically high, you have severe thyroid issues, or you might be dealing with chronic depression or anxiety. All of these can be linked back to a misalignment of the spine. While other factors can contribute to your overall health and bodily function, chiropractic care can positively impact every single system and bring about more optimal function in your whole body. When your spine is properly aligned because of regular chiropractic adjustments, everything functions better and your need for medication can drastically decrease.

Dispose of Medicine Correctly

If you’re a practice member at Greater Life Chiropractic, you likely already know that chiropractic care from Dr. Grant Lisetor can improve your health, bodily function, and overall wellness. If you’ve been under chiropractic care for a little while, you may have already experienced a reduced need for medication. You may have been able to discontinue blood pressure medicine, get off your anxiety medication, or reduce your thyroid dosage.

If you’ve experienced a decrease in your need for medication due to chiropractic care, enjoy participating in National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day by disposing of your medications per the FDA guidelines. You can drop off your medications at a disposal location, flush them down the toilet if they’re on the “safe flush” list, or properly dispose of them in your at-home trash based on the recommendations from the FDA.

Visit Us Soon & Share Your Story

If you have experienced a decrease in your need for medication because of Charlotte chiropractic care, we invite you to visit us and share your story. We’d love for you to contact us so we can celebrate this victory with you and continue to partner with you on your journey toward optimal health.

 

 

Sources

Bakris, G., Dickholtz, M., Meyer, P.M., Kravitz, G., Avery, E., Miller, M., Brown, J., Woodfield, C., Bell, B. “Atlas Vertebra Realignment and Achievement of Arterial Pressure Goal in Hypertensive Patients: A Pilot Study.” Journal of Human Hypertension, 2007 (May);  21(5):  347–352. https://chiro.org/research/ABSTRACTS/Atlas_Vertebra_Realignment.shtml.

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