Chiropractic Help

Chiropractic Help

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Chiropractic Chiropractors is dedicated towards helping you improve your own health. Any health profession worth its salt seeks to empower people by helping them to help themselves.

Chiropractic and Chiropractors
- all you need to know

Do you have unanswered questions about what to do when you know deep down that your problem is not improving? Or heaven forbid, getting worse?

By working with your chiropractor and providing you with information scripted in simple layman's language, chiropractic help is the place to be.

  • Are you sick and tired of taking so many pills? Anti inflammatory drugs have a place but cause many deaths every year.
  • What other options do you realistically have? Could we help?
  • Should you be telling your doctor more directly that you really aren't progressing?
  • Will it ruin the relationship if you tell him that you want to consult a chiropractor, or already have?
  • What are the benefits? Are there any dangers? Or should you be consulting an osteopath or a physical therapist?
  • Is a neurologist or orthopedic surgeon the way to go? What if you are getting tingling in arms and hands and feet?
  • Can chiropractic help a joint outside of the spine? What about pubic bone pain? Could we successfully treat your sprained ankle or frozen shoulder?

  • There are other questions you may be asking; for example, could your popping or clicking jaw be causing migraines? Temporo mandibular joint anatomy describes the close connection between chewing, facial pain and headache. 

Can we treat hip arthritis? The answer is yes and no; it all depends on how advanced it is. More important is to prevent the various syndromes like dysplasia from progressing to full blown degenerative change. Take this little test; pull your knee to your chest and then to the opposite shoulder. Is it stiff? Are you experiencing pain in the groin?

  • What about tingling in arms and hands? This is by far the most common question raised in our forums. The answer is an unequivocal yes. Multiple sclerosis and motor neuron disease are excepted.
  • One unusual condition is called meralgia paresthetica. Medicine throws up its hands but it responds well to our care. It causes numbness and sometimes pain and tingling emanating from the groin and spreading down the side of the thigh.
  • Can we help with foot pain?  Oh, yes, certainly, but not all chiropractors treat feet. Ask first before making an appointment.
  • Pubic bone pain during and after pregnancy is a not uncommon affliction; could a chiropractor be of help?
  • The long and the short of it is that the modern chiro is well equipped to treat many conditions beyond what you may expect; take vertigo for example. Eighty percent of this horrific syndrome is caused by calcium crystals that have come loose in the inner ear, and a simple treatment involving changes of position can remove that offending debris; with falling over and vomiting it is one of the most awful conditions. Many of my colleagues are now equipped to teach you the Epley maneoeuvres as they are called.

  • These are all great questions that need answers before you jump into CHIROPRACTIC CHIROPRACTOR treatment; at Chiropractic Help you will find the answers!

    How can you possibly make all the right choices?

    The life so short, the craft so long to learn.

    Hippocrates, father of Medicine and Chiropractic too.

    You can't and, before chiropractic help, understanding your pain and all the possible solutions, may have been fraught with difficulties. Many health websites seem to be written with the professional in mind.

    Here, on the other hand, you will find that I have been crafting my skills since the day I received my first adjustment as a tiny baby. And now my grandchildren too; yes, they also fall from jungle gyms and tumble down the stairs and need care for their spines. Appropriately done, when there's a need, chiropractic is for everyone.

    Here you will find your answers, built on long years of experience, written with you the layperson in mind. If you don't find what you are looking for, at the bottom of most pages you'll find you can ask for a personalised answer; please don't write in smartphone language. I won't answer.

    You'll discover at this site that what you do yourself, and don't do, will probably have a more profound effect on your health than anything any doctor, medical or chiropractic, can do for you; it's all about taking responsibility for our own health.

    The trick is to start to doing the right things before the nasty symptoms and signs start arriving.

    With so many options to confuse you, and very little in the way of understandable and comprehensive information, it's really easy to make the wrong choices, and end up worse off than when you started. 

    It's controversial, and some of my colleagues will hate me, but please think twice before being sucked into care for which you will have to mortgage your house. There are very exceptional cases that require quite a lot of treatment but a year long programme for every new patient is patently absurd in my book? The cardinal sign is that your chiropractor spends no more than five minutes with you, and you can see they make few notes of your progress, or specifics of the treatment given on that particular day.

    The other side of the coin is that you can't expect your chiropractor to fix a sciatica in three treatments; it just won't happen. Serious, and chronic, conditions require a course of care followed by rehabilitation exercises, and possibly an occasional regular consultation.

    Abort the recommended program and you may find the problem returning in a month's time.

    But more than fifty treatments in a year? There are sharks in every ocean, and the chiropractic profession is no exception.

    Chiropractic Conditions 

    In particular, this site is dedicated to enabling you to again take control over your body. Do understand that you will be discouraged from being a passive receiver of care. At Chiropractic Help we think it's important for you to become actively involved in your health; that's the only way will escape from that sense of being a hapless victim of your back. We have no desire for you to make a career of being a patient! Take control over your body again!

  • For information about the nerve, joint and muscle pain syndromes that we treat on a regular basis, click here; Chiropractic Conditions.

  • For information about common medical conditions that may, there's no research confirming it, also be treatable with Chiropractic help, like heartburn, constipation, arthritis and dyslexia and, yes, even infertility. click here; Common medical conditions.
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    Chiropractic Help: Knowledge is power

    Better health is about making the right choices; and, yes, some of them are hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a conman. The decision to lose thirty kilograms or stop smoking is a nightmare. Even the decision to start walking regularly, to grow your bone density, and interestingly, your brain, means saying a determined no to other items on the agenda. Television, could you watch three hours less a week so as not to get Alzheimers because you were going for a short walk every day? There is strong research confirming it.

    Once the decision has been made, both lessening television or computer game time and increasing the positive activities can be done; you will be astonished at the improvement in your health with just a short walk every day. Right here at chiropractic and chiropractors you will find the inspiration you need.

     At chiropractic chiropractors we have helped thousands of people lose a significant amount of weight, quit the weed and start an aerobic exercise program. Tens, even hundreds of thousands. That's the power of the internet, and you're right here because of chiropractic help.

    On a personal note, five months ago, for reasons I won't mention, they're private, I decided to give up a forty year old habit of drinking too much beer. I thought it was going to be extremely difficult but I discovered, the decision once made, that it was not difficult at all. A very surprising benefit was total relief of very severe heartburn that caused me to sit up in bed until midnight at least twice a week.

    The victory of these bad habits is won between the ears.

    From the Chiropractic Coalface

    This page is a reflection of what goes on in our clinics. Updated every week, these are real cases that will help you grasp what a D.C. does day by day. Actual cases from the Chiropractic Coalface.


    Chiropractic Help

    At the end of another week, it is good to reflect on the sense of awe that our care generates, both in the patient and the doctor. The awesome complexity seen at Grays anatomy and the beauty of the human body, fearfully and wonderfully made, and at the sheer power of Chiropractic help.

    "Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder."

    - Thomas Aquinas, 1225 - 1274

    There are few things that turn me on like talking about Chiropractic help. Here I am, making this year, in the words of Arthur C Clarke, my 64th orbit of the sun, and I am still passionate about going to work. So much so that I plan to go on working until the day I drop. Work? Well, w-o-r-k is a dirty four letter word, right? Wrong! We should love to go to work! I do.

    "I believe the second half of one's life is meant to be better than the first half. The first half is finding out how you do it. And the second half is enjoying doing it."

    - Frances Lear


    Chiropractic (from Greek CHIROS and PRACTIKOS meaning "done by hand") is a complementary health care profession. That means we work alongside mainline Medicine, complementing them. Not complimenting them! That's something quite different.

    We diagnose and treat mechanical disorders of the spine and musculoskeletal system with the intention of affecting the nervous system and improving general health; it is based on the premise that spinal joint dysfunction can and does interfere with the nervous system and result in many different conditions which diminish overall health.

    DC - Doctor of Chiropractic . In most countries DC's are called Doctor.

    The following chart shows how every organ in the body is supplied by nerves, and the majority of them, though not all, come via the spine.

    Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by D. D. Palmer, and is now practised by approximately 100 000 men and women in more than 100 countries. Spinal manipulation was however used by the ancients. Both the famed Galen and Hippocrates were really early DCs as well as MDs.

    Chiropractic Therapy commonly includes spinal and pelvic adjustments, all the other joints in the body too, and the soft tissues associated with those joints. Rehabilitation after injury is now considered a normal part of our care, to help prevent relapse. The rationale for Chiropractic Therapy ...

    Chiropractic tips of the week @ Chiropractic Help

    Healthy Living Tips

    With America slipping to 40th in the health stakes world wide, and 10 percent of Europeans expected to be diabetic in just a few years, there has been an enormous shift by the public towards complementary and alternative healthcare. Not just chiropractic, but healthy living in general, and it's up to the cam professions to scientifically validate their claims. 

    This is happening. Researchers are finding for example that

    • There is a link between a high starch and low fat diet and the serious neurological conditions like motor neuron disease.
    • A high omega 6 to 3 ratio causes inflammation in the blood vessels, joints and muscles and presumably other organs; reduce your seed oils.
    • The enormous role of foods like lignans and phytosterols in reducing cholesterol. 
    • Combining all the butter versus margarine research in a meta analysis concludes that there is no convincing evidence supporting a change to polyunsaturated oils.
    • Inclusion of chiropractic help in a medical insurance package actually lowers the overall cost.

    • White rice has a very high glycemic index and the sugar is rapidly changed by insulin to fat in the body.
    • Fixated joints are deprived of the oxygen and nutrients required for healthy cartilage and become arthritic.
    • There is a direct link between the number of hours of television watched and alzheimer's and heart disease.
    • People who exercise regularly have less arthritic pain.
    • Anti inflammatory drugs are the direct cause of at least 14,000 American deaths every year from an intestinal bleed.
    • You'll find much more at our sites; for example how you can make your own hummus or low GI bread in only five minutes. As one esteemed surgeon says, return to the food your grandmother served.

    The buzz words on future trends are phrases like whole health and natural healing and slow food made fast. So, it comes as no surprise that our healthy living tips page is so popular.

    Useful links @ Chiropractic Help

    The two most important pages @ Chiropractic Help

    These two are in my opinion the most important two pages at Chiropractic Help :

    1. At the heart of Chiropractic Help: Healthy Hyaline cartilage
    2. Go from Chiropractic Help to Causes of osteoporosis

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    Interesting challenges of the day

    1. Mrs D, a 78 year old woman has very severe sacroiliac joint pain, and even more severe cramps in her right leg. There are two problems; she is on two diuretics but no slow K. Taking her temporarily off one diuretic and adjusting the SIJ brought 50 percent relief within four days. 

    2. Mr S, a 48 year old man, has right low back pain, groin pain and a numb feeling in his lower leg when he sports. For six months he's been off football. He too has two problems; a very treatable lumbar facet syndrome and a very serious blocked artery in the groin; it's called intermittent claudication. Smokers beware.  

    3. Mr S looks like the leaning tower of Pisa; he has a slipped disc at L5 making him lean towards the opposite side. It's called the postero lateral disc hernia; we'll fix it, but he has to stop for a week or two. Antalgias are serious so take them seriously. 

    4. Mrs V too has  two conditions; a chronic low grade sciatica giving her an ache in the right leg, and a threatening Morton's neuroma. She's glad I'm back in Holland; chiropractic fixed it before, and we'll fix it again. 

    5. Mrs W is one of the lucky ones, says her doctor. I agree. He says only 40% of patients with lumbar stenosis have a successful operation. We fixed a nasty slipped disc three years ago, but it came back two years later; the surgeon did a fine job but she has a weak ankle now giving her subtalar joint pain; it's routine stuff. 

    6. I myself had an acute exacerbation of a femoral nerve lesion last year. One immediate treatment of the new strain by my colleague has fixed the pain in the lower back, but there's some residual numbness in the lower leg; no soaring tomorrow alas.

    7. This lady is a 86 year old woman with a 63 scoliosis. Chronic lower back has been her lot in life but she's well pleased with chiropractic and comes for chiropractic help once a month; some conditions you can never cure.

    8. She is an 78 year old woman, is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But over 200 pounds she is not losing weight; in fact, gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. I have referred her to a dietician to crack the whip.

    9. A 61 year old man with upper cervical pain yesterday; it's not severe but also not getting better of its own accord. He's afraid it may turn very acute as when I treated him three years ago. Since then it's been fine. 

    10. A 64 year old woman has had scheuermanns disease; it's left her with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment provides she come every six weeks or so for maintenance treatment.

    11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

    12. Mrs D, a middle aged woman with hip pain of one year duration, despite other treatment. Xrays reveal an impingement syndrome and early hip arthritis. There's much to be done.

    13. Mrs B has had one of the nastiest of conditions; vertigo caused by a disturbance in the inner ear. Falling repeatedly and vomiting she consulted her doctor but medication didn't help. After two sessions of the Epley manoeuvres she was 50 percent better. After two weeks 75 percent improved. No longer vomiting all falling. She's not enjoying the Brandt Daroff home exercises.

    And so the day goes; chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that's so much bunkum.

    Have a problem that's not getting better? Looking for a different slant on your pain? Want to pose a question?

    Interesting questions from visitors

    CLS writes:

    Greetings, Dr B.
    You helped me quite some time back with a soothing and professional response which turned out to be exactly correct. I now consult a local chiropractor. You write a superb newsletter, too.

    Your own unresolved problem. Pose a question

    Knowing that up to 70% of the time the correct diagnosis is made with no examination, no special tests, no xrays, but just from the history, there's a fair chance I can add some insight to your unresolved problem. But at least 30% of the time, I may be quite wrong! Give plenty of detail if you want a sensible reply.

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