Merolla Chiropractic

100 Bedford Street
New Bedford, MA 02740


By Dr. Mike Merolla
May 22, 2012
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This is very straightforward.  There are NO pesticides in chiropractic care. 

A chiropractic adjustment feels great and does wonders for your health. 

Plus, once the problem is corrected, mission accomplished.  No need for daily use, like a drug.

On the other hand…

Methyl salicylate, an ingredient in various pain relieving creams, was first registered in 1972 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a pesticide.  Visions of the sweetener Splenda!

What is methyl salicylate you ask? 

It is a chemical like aspirin. 

Where is it found?

It is added to many creams that cause the sensation of heat and are used to “help” sore muscles and back pain.

But wait!

You’re into the natural.  Anything with the name methyl salicylate would never pass YOUR lips or grace your skin.  But your government has made it confusing.

It is also allowed to go by the name “oil of wintergreen”.

Thank you FDA!

This could fool the most savvy of shoppers into thinking that it is an herb and ALL NATURAL.

Would you like a little more proof?

Consider the year 2007, when a 17 year old tracks star died from pain relief.  See: