What is the first thing you do when your ‘check engine’ light comes on?

  • Ignore it for awhile?
  • Call the mechanic?
  • Cover it up with a piece of black tape?

What is the first thing you do when your head or back starts hurting?

  • Ignore it for awhile?
  • Call your medical doctor?
  • Call your NUCCA doctor?
  • Cover it up with Tylenol or other over-the-counter pain medication?

Covering up your pain with a pain-killer is similar to covering up the indicator light on your car; it can successfully enable you to forget there’s a problem, and therefore, not fix the problem, but perhaps make it worse until more things fall apart, or the problem costs more (time, money, pain) to fix.

Over-the-counter pain-killers are not as safe as they may seem.  An article on ABC News featured a man whose liver failed after he used Tylenol according to the package instructions.  Tylenol, something that many of us take on a regular basis and many take more than the recommended dosage.  He barely made it to the hospital in time.  The FDA issued a caution on the use of acetaminophen.

Wouldn’t you rather find the cause of your pain and solve that?  Especially if I were to tell you that the cause of your pain is also causing other issues in your body that you may not realize?

NUCCA can often relieve pain and keep the pain gone so you’ll not have to return as often, all without the unfortunate side-effect of liver failure.


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If you are outside of the local area, you can find an Upper Cervical Doctor near you at www.uppercervicalawareness.com.

Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at https://www.vlifewellness.com/