Nobody puts Baby in a corner
Patrick Swayze said in Dirty Dancing, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."
this has nothing to do with what I want to say.
Well, it does, but only because my thoughts about this message also started with the word "nobody".
My thought is this:
"Nobody wants to be addicted to drugs for the rest of their life."
Or is that wrong?
Here's my dilemma:
A person I've known for about four years has been going through some tough times lately.
She's been battling insomnia, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Recently it was pretty bad.
I reached out to her because when I see someone I know having trouble, I always want to help.
I can't NOT offer to help.
But, she didn't come back to me, so for whatever reason, she didn't want my help.
She had been taking sleeping pills for months, and she even told me that she was addicted.
And those pills weren't working.
Lack of sleep does a big doozy to everything in your body, including your brain, so I wasn't surprised when she started to have panic attacks.
Long story short, it got bad.
Panic attacks every day.
And on top of the sleeping pills (which weren't working) she started to take anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills.
This is me getting stuff off my chest here: it was very difficult for me NOT to intervene and tell her that those pills were NOT going to get her healthy.
It took a few months, but fortunately, with some therapy as well, she's stable and feeling better.
The doctor had to figure out how to balance out her dosage for her pills to level things out so she's in a manageable state.
The problem is that this does NOT solve the problem.
Basically, she's relying on those pills to control her body and brain chemistry so she can 'feel' normal and seemingly function normal.
Are the pills the answer?
This frustrates me even more because I know this person and I care about her.
Yet, this is becoming a huge problem in this country.
Nearly 30% of the population is on a regular dosage of anti-psychotics or anti-depressants.
That's crazy to me.
The drugs will not 'cure' the person.
The problem will always be there if the body doesn't do its own self-healing.
How long can a person stay on those drugs?
It doesn't end well in many cases when those drugs are taken every day.
I predict massive problems that gradually pile on top of one another as the years go by.
It's about changing a person's lifestyle.
Going to the root of the problem.
Listen, most of us adults have so much shit buried deep inside, and you have no idea what the hell is the problem.
When I have a person go through regular chiropractic care for 6 months or more, they are experiencing massive amounts of healing, not just from pain relief, but everything, including that deep shit you buried from when you were 6-years-old.
I'll be the first to tell you that my way is not the easy road, but once you take that route, and get through it, I bet you'll come out stronger than you ever have.
It's how I live my life, facing my problems and issues head-on, front and centre, not avoiding or pretending.
Chiropractic adjustments help you deal with that shit, not just the pain you feel in your back.
It's not about that.
There's so much more involved than just pain.
As for my friend, there's only so much a person will want to do, and as much as I wish I could help, I know I have to respect people's choices.
And then I always hope the best for everyone.
Stand by the people you care about, do what you can do, reach out, and maybe they'll accept your help in the future.
If not, then keeping standing by them.
You can just stand.
In the meantime, I'll keep writing and educating and telling people how awesome chiropractic care is.
IT'S JUST AWESOME!
So, when did you last get adjusted?
I'll see you soon!
— Dr MaryAnne