Pharmaceutical False Start


Rx Starting Line

Spike a fever – run for some Tylenol. Get an ear infection – dash for an antibiotic. Big Pharma wants us to race for a drug every time a symptom or illness challenges us. But is it better to let your body run its own race without interference from the drug companies?

Research reported in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology(1) found evidence that elevated body temperature helps immune cells work harder to fight colds and the flu – so much for lowering fevers with Tylenol.  Still yet another study from the journal Pediatrics(2) reports doctors write over 10 million UNNECESSARY prescriptions for antibiotics every year, dangerously raising the risk of antibiotic resistant infections for society as a whole.

Chiropractors acknowledge that symptoms are your body’s attempt to save itself… not the start of a 100 yard dash to CVS. Current best practice is to wait for natural responses like fever and inflammation to do their job, instead of ‘false starting’ with drugs and interfering with what nature knows best.  As long as you’re in adjustment (clear Nerve System), your body will innately know how to run its own healing race.


1.  Journal
of Leukocyte Biology, 2011; 90 (5):
951 DOI: 10.1189/jlb.0511229


2.  Pediatric
Research (2010) 68, 626–626;
doi:10.1203/00006450-201011001-01263


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About Lucas Kruse, D.C.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, I am a second generation chiropractor. The Kruse family consists of five chiropractors practicing throughout the country. I spent eight years providing medical support for Marines and Sailors as an enlisted Navy hospital corpsman (medic). I have four amazing children, Aden, Ella Dee, Remy, and Dagny. The family is constantly on the move staying active with sports, walking, golfing, and fishing. View all posts by Lucas Kruse, D.C.

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