By Dr. Mark Wiley,
The Healthy Back Institute
It’s an all too common story. People suffer from long-term pain and illness, so they go see a doctor or healer for help and then expect the problem to somehow magically disappear without any great effort on their part.
The problem is most health issues – especially chronic ones – almost always demand time and patient-effort to correct.
When you are dealing with hardcore, powerful pharma drugs, generally your pain or health issue will go away as long as you take the meds. The pain or issue may return, but if you take another pill, it again will disappear.
And since it shows faster results, you would think that patient compliance with Western medicine should be better than that of alternative therapies.
Not so… The FDA reports that billions of dollars per year are lost in the health industry due to patients not filling their prescriptions. And for those individuals seeking alternative methods of treatment for their health concerns, compliance plays an even more central role.
Written By: Updated: December 27,2008