Reminder

The office will be closed on Thursday, April 26th. 

May Massage Special

Friday, our Massage Therapist, is offering a 90 minute massage for $75 during the month of May.   Call soon to schedule your appointment!

We have gift certificates available for Mother’s Day.  This would be a great gift for Mom!

April 2018 Newsletter

You could win a door prize….

Holiday Hours and New Text Line

First Wellness Family Chiropractic will be closed Monday, December 25th- Monday, January 1st for the holidays.
 
Call or text us to get in before the holidays. Remember our new text line is 512-599-3332.

The Dark Side of ESI (Epidural Steroid Injections) by J. Hunter Owen D.C.

It’s the latest craze . . . everyone is doing it . . .  Epidural Steroid Injections for low back pain.  Well, here are a few things about them that I bet you probably haven’t heard . . .

  1. Epidural Steroid Injections treat the symptom (pain), not the cause! It’s the same thing as having a thorn in your foot, and taking anti-inflammatory to make it feel better, without removing the thorn. The pain in your low back is not because you’re running low on anti-inflammatory drugs.
  2. Epidural Steroid Injections are harmful and dangerous, especially done over and over. Even one steroid injection can cause permanent bone loss and increase chance of spinal fracture by 21%.  Among other side effects are joint damage, weight gain, auto immune disorders, infections, nerve damage, paralysis, stroke, and yes even death.
  3. Epidural Steroid Injections into your spine for pain is not approved by the FDA. That’s right, Dr’s will do what’s called “off label” use, meaning they side-step FDA approval.  Why doesn’t the FDA just approve it and make it “on label”? . . . see # 2 above!

It never ceases to amaze me how willingly people will not only avoid correcting the cause, but do more harm than good when trying to get rid of pain.

Pain is not your problem!