Temporary “doughnuts” are meant to get you off the road and to the nearest service station for proper repair ASAP. Those small, cheap spare tires aren’t designed to withstand the heat and loading of normal driving — or even less than normal driving for extended periods. But regardless of that warning, you’ve probably seen someone speeding down the highway with one, oblivious to the potential dangers.
Some people treat their health that way. When they get an injury or a health problem, they mask their symptoms with ‘spare tire’ medication, all the while continuing the activities that got them there in the first place. They pay little attention to the risks of temporarily patching their problem with drugs, and neglect to address the underlying CAUSE. Sooner or later, that will get you into trouble.
When it comes to acute or chronic health problems, the best policy is to fix the underlying cause of the problem the right way instead of masking the symptoms with medication. That’s the core philosophy of drug free Chiropractic care. In the short term drugs may bring you false comfort, but in the long run you’re risking a serious blow out.