Chiropractor Cape Town city centre


Chiropractor Cape Town city centre helps you find someone who can help you with your neck pain or low back pain.

Whilst there is very strong research (using the gold standard Random Clinic Trials) proving that Chiropractic is more effective than anti inflammatory drugs (safer too) for conditions such as low back pain, the research for other conditions such as Infantile Colic is less powerful. Nevertheless, many chiropractors' offices are often filled with children...

  • Dr Beffa, Rob, 11 Eaton Road, Tamboerskloof, (021) 4222962
  •  Dr McCallum, Roy, The Rivers Club, Observatory Road, Observatory, (021) 448 7441/59
  •  Dr Dixon
  •  Dr Keating 


Neck pain treatment

Neck pain treatment is vital with so many whiplashes in South Africa; our roads are the second most dangerous in the whole world.

During any 12-month period 70% of the general population, and 48% of workers, experienced neck pain. Research reveals that 11.5% of the general population will experience pain that is so bad that it qualified for DISABILITY.

Professionals at Chiropractor Cape Town city centre are available to help you with  chiropractic neck pain treatment.


Tingling in arms and hands

Tingling in arms and hands is by far the most read page at this site. 8,619 folk read the page yesterday, for example.

Whilst very occasionally tingling in the limbs may be caused by serious neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, the underlying cause of tingling in arms and hands usually lies in the lower neck or with a first rib subluxation. Those at Chiropractor Cape Town city centre are available.

Because the latter disturbs BOTH the nerve and the blood supply to the arm it is usually the underlying cause of conditions such as frozen shoulder and carpal tunnel syndrome ...

Can a Chiropractic manipulation be dangerous? STROKE CHIROPRACTIC ...

There are dangers associated with every treatment and whilst it's true that one in 6 million neck manipulations may cause a stroke it's far safer than swallowing bucketloads of anti inflammatory drugs.


CHIROPRACTIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

CAM really stands for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Debate rages, some chiropractors are happy with being Complementary to medicine, others feel we are definitely an Alternative, and others want to be part of mainline medicine.

I hedge my bets. We certainly offer an alternative to the usual medical approach of drugs and surgery, but in reality we also stand alongside medicine. And it wouldn't bother me if we became part of mainline medicine, provided we retain an element of independence. Like dentists do.


Sacroiliac joint inflammation



Sacroiliac joint inflammation is a fairly rare, but serious condition. What comes as a surprise is that it often responds well to Chiropractic care. Here you can also learn about sacroiliac joint anatomy.


Low back pain

Low back pain is the most common complain at the chiropractic coalface.


Few things worry insurers more that the proven fact that the more money thrown at low back pain in the last fifteen years, the greater the disability that has resulted. On average, folk would be far better off if governments made zero provision for low back pain ...

Better still, go and exercise, take a week of massaging bed rest by all means if the pain is so severe that you physically can't get into the car, but get back to work as soon as possible, even if you are still miserable. And see your local chiropractor for your lower back and leg pain ....


A combination of free weight loss programs and lower back exercises is often a huge part of the solution.




Healthy living tips

Healthy living tips is one of the most popular pages at Chiropractic Help. You can be sure that Chiropractor Cape Town city centre will have something to say on the subject.



   
Whilst the directness of the Dutch people comes across initially as abrupt and rude, it's something I've come to respect. Because it's more honest, and so always wins out.


So, here goes. Sorry, but if you're seriously overweight, there is only pain ahead. Back pain, knee pain, ankle joint pain, diabetes; think rather of our free weight loss programs.

And if you're a smoker and obese, well then it's just a disaster waiting at your door. Direct, rude, abrupt, and TRUE. All of the above plus a stroke or heart attack.

Start your children on Water for Kids, rather than all the fizzy drinks on the market today. Otherwise they too will be needing to go on our free weight loss programs. A litre of a common cola contains an unbelievable 32 teaspoons of sugar. Obesity. All you are doing is selling sickness to your children!



"Those who will not hear, must feel."

Dutch proverb.



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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

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. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

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



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Interesting questions from visitors

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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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