Chiropractic Health and Wellness Quick Tip

Quick Tip: Antibiotics Don’t Fight Most Sinus Infections

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The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and reported on Fox News, “found antibiotics didn’t ease patients’ sinus symptoms or get them back to work any sooner than an inactive placebo pill.”

So what should you do? There are several facts to keep in mind. The first is,  when healthy your body is programmed to fight off these infections more efficiently than any antibiotic. The fever, chills, coughing, and runny noes are all symptoms of the cold. These symptoms are also the bodies way of fighting the infection. The fever kills the infection by raising your body temperature above the temperature at which the infection can survive, the cough is expelling the germs and dead tissue from your body, and the mucus is full of lysosomes that kill both bacteria and viruses. Sure you fell terrible but this is how you get better.

So next time you get that tickle in the back of your throat, let the symptoms get you better. Don’t supress the fever and the cough and also let mucus do its job. Why not help your body. Wrap your self up in a blanket, drink hot liquids (raises the temperature in the throat helping kill the infection), and keep yourself hydrated. You may fell terrible but you will often recover quicker than suppressing your bodies natural immune response and it will work far better than antibiotics.
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By: Paul R. Mahler DC
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By Paul R Mahler Jr. DC

Dr. Paul R. Mahler Jr. is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been treating patients since 2000. He moved back to north-eastern PA in 2001 where he practiced at Kenny Chiropractic and Associates. In April of 2002 he opened Mahler Family Chiropractic Center (MFCC).

It has been a dream of Dr. Mahler's to run a full service family practice. To achieve this goal a full service practice has been created, including massage therapies, and physical therapies.

With all of these, value added services, it is still the chiropractic adjustment that is the most powerful and unique service used by Dr. Mahler. He practices utilizing a range of technique ranging from low to moderate force. He utilizes Diversified, Gonstead, Cox Lumbar Flexion Distraction, Activator, Toggle Recoil,Thompson, and Palmer Package adjusting techniques. Using these tools Dr. Mahler has freed the healing potential of many patients. This has allowed for the successful management of many different and diverse conditions.

Webster's Technique Certified through the ICPA
Member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA)

If you think you are a candidate for care you probably are, so call today for a consultation.

Contact Dr. Mahler at (570)283-1610 of email at

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