Could using Voltarol leave you permanently disabled?
By Michael Walker, Lead Osteopath at Avenue Health
This all sounds marvellous and possibly too good to be true, and as we all know, things that are too good to be true usually are. Pain relieving products can be very useful and help to relieve the discomfort you feel after an injury, but they can also be very dangerous and lead you into a false sense of security.
The pain you are feeling is your body’s way of telling you that you have an injury; preventing the sensation of pain will not cure your injury, but only take away the symptoms. Just imagine you are driving along the motorway in your car and a warning light flashes on your dashboard to alert you to a malfunction if you were to place a piece of card over the dashboard and could no longer see the warning light, do you think this would resolve the problem? The chances are your car would suffer from a serious failure or malfunction further down the road; this is similar to the way pain-relieving drugs work.