There are many benefits and risks when taking medication. It seems like every commercial that we see on television has a huge list of side effects and risks that include some serious and horrible sounding health risks. Many times, the benefits can outweigh the risks or side-effects. Usually, we think about these side effects when we talk about prescription medications. What about the over the counter medications like Tylenol that we use daily or more often?
A recent study in a British journal looked at the effect of repeated doses of slightly too much Tylenol. Liver damage, brain damage, kidney damage, and breathing problems were all found to be side effects. How many of you know the recommended dosage for Tylenol? How many of you have taken just a little more than that dosage because you were in a lot of pain?
When it comes to pain, does the benefit of long term Tylenol use for pain control outweigh the risk when compared to an approach like physical therapy? We like our chances with the proven science of physical therapy. It’s a great, natural way to get back to normal health with low risks. If you are having pain or have any type of injury, ask your doctor if physical therapy is right for you. If you are in the San Antonio area, call our experts at Momentum Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab.