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Attention Vioxx and Celebrex Users

Vioxx, the super arthritis drug, was ripped off the market September 2004, because of the increased risk of death due to heart attacks and strokes. Patients scrambled for the next best thing. Celebrex? The arthritis drug, Celebrex, received immediate attention. In Dec. 2004, the drug’s maker, Pfizer released data indicating that this drug also increases the risk of death due to strokes and heart attacks.

What’s next? Bextra, another arthritis drug. Guess what, a recent study indicates it too increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Patients are now turning to safer drugs like ibuprofen and acetaminophen. But are they safer? A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, January 2005 indicates that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen cause “small-bowel injury” in 71 % of the patients. The study stated “not only do NSAIDS cause deadly stomach complications, but the extent of impact on the small intestine was largely unknown until now.” The damage to the stomach alone causes over 16,500 deaths per year.

When all else fails, try chiropractic!

The Annals of Internal Medicine published an article on patients who suffered from arthritis. A large number of arthritis patients have discovered chiropractic for relief of their arthritic symptoms. It was reported that 73% of the arthritis patients who tried chiropractic found relief in the chiropractor’s hands. Chiropractors have been helping arthritis patients for years and without the side effects that the drugs bring.  Dr. Jonathan Cromwell, chiropractor in Downtown Farmington, MI, has done light adjustments to the spine and extremities to relieve arthritis and allow the proper nerve flow to the problem areas. By having the proper nerve flow throughout the body can help with decreasing inflammation, and allowing your body to work and heal at its highest ability.