Healthcare vs. Sick-care

Time for a drastic illustration:

If you have a knife stuck in your hand, is it more effective to take out the knife and then fix the wound, or to leave the knife in and treat the pain? I hope you chose the first answer! Unfortunately, in our society we, as well as medical providers, often choose to metaphorically leave the knife in and treat the symptoms instead of treating the problem.

So why do we stay sick? Why does back pain keep coming back when commercials for “all-day pain relief” medications promise relief? Why do we keep getting sick after taking medications? It’s because we are choosing to “leave the knife in.” If you have back pain, don’t cover up the pain with a medication, find out what the problem is and fix the problem, don’t just treat the symptom! So many times it really is that simple, whether you suffer from back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, tiredness, headaches…I could go on and on! All of these things result from a problem that is going on in our body, it doesn’t take rocket science to figure that one out. So why then does it make any sense to leave the source of the problem and only focus on the symptom?

Take this way of thinking home with you for any health problem you have. Make smart decisions for your own health, and always find a HEALTH care provider who will help you find and treat problems, instead of a SICK care provider who will help you treat the sickness that is resulting from the problem.

If you are interested in a complimentary exam and check up call the closest HealthSource location and we’ll be happy to schedule some time with the Doctor!

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