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There's a heap of research now that proves that painkillers actually cause headaches. Are you swallowing analgesics every day just "in case" you might get a headache? The daily consumption of any drug should be weighed very carefully.

It is generally acknowledged that about a quarter of a million persons die each year in the USA as a result of Iatrogenic Illness. The majority of deaths are caused by adverse reactions to drugs, and infection acquired in hospitals. That's enough people to fill a moderately large city who die every year.

"Rebound Headache" is caused directly by taking painkillers. REBOUND HEADACHE ...

Obviously rare diseases such as brain tumours and infectious illnesses such as Meningitis should also be considered. High temperature and a very stiff neck? Get straight to the emergency rooms.

STOPPRESS: South Africa's favourite tenor had just died of meningitis. He was due to sing at the World Cup inauguration. MENINGITIS ...

Drs Natalie Arkin and Simon Lawson

  • Dr Arkin, Natalie, Hyde Park Corner, Shopping Centre, Third Floor South Wing, Office Towers, 011 3255096.
  • Dr Simon Lawson, Morningside Chiropractic and sports Injury Clinic, 165 Rivonia Rd, Block B, Trademore House, 011-784-0052/4.

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Consulting a chiropractor

You are likely to find that consulting a chiropractor is little different to consulting a medical doctor. Only the treatment will be quite different.

For, instead of treating your headaches with analgesics you will find that your Chiropractor will be looking for the source of your headaches. Is it head neck pain? Is your Migraine headache emanating from your jaw joint? Take a look at this page on TMJ ANATOMY.

CHIROPRACTOR HydePark Morningside Parkmore Sandton Wendywood

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Lower back and leg pain

CHIROPRACTOR HydePark Morningside Parkmore Sandton Wendywood There's an epidemic of low back pain in the Western world today. There are a number of proposed causes ranging from the Couch Potato syndrome, obesity to increasing trauma. LOW BACK PAIN ...

Clinically there is a clear distinction between low back pain, and radiation to the leg(s). As the pain in your back fades, and simultaneously the pain in your leg increases... you need to be increasingly concerned. LOWER BACK AND LEG PAIN ...

Do you sometimes find yourself looking like the leaning tower of Pisa? An "antalgia" is a very serious sign, and should be taken seriously. It is often the prelude to a very painful leg pain sciatica. LEG PAIN SCIATICA ...

It's only my considered opinion, but I think EVERY SINGLE PERSON should be doing a simple basic set of low back exercises every morning before we get out of bed. They take less than a minute. I do, because we all sit too much. Just like we brush our teeth twice a day, one or two minutes of back exercises morning and evening would do wonders for our backs. You can get a very basic set of exercises by signing up for Chiropractic Tips. They are free. CHIROPRACTIC TIPS ...

Lumbar Facet Arthropathy

Lumbar facet pain is characterised by pain when bending backwards, and/or to the side. In the younger person is rarely causes leg pain. However, chronically subluxated facet joints new research indicates are prone to premature wear-and-tear "arthrosis". And that's what causes leg pain in the older patient... can granny not stand up straight?

Spondylolysthesis casefile

CHIROPRACTOR HydePark Morningside Parkmore Sandton Wendywood

A childhood fracture in the low back, invariably undetected, and neglected fixations in the lumbar spine causing degeneration of the hyaline cartilage in the facet joints are two causes of a condition called "Spondylo-lys-thesis" that can produce spinal stenosis and chronic radiating pain to the legs.

It's best to deal with these conditions earlier rather than later...

Nutritional Corner

CHIROPRACTOR HydePark Morningside Parkmore Sandton Wendywood

There's an epidemic of Prostate cancer in the West today, robbing men of their very manhood, and ultimately killing many of them. It's the most common fatal cancer amongst men.

Prevention is the key. There's much research on the subject. For example, it's been proved that men with low Selenium, a powerful anti-oxidant mineral, are 5x more likely to get Prostate cancer. So foods like Broccoli should be daily on your family's daily menu. Read more from 

So too, men who eat a tomato a day are 50 percent less likely to get prostate cancer. This is due to "lycopene, the substance that makes tomatoes red", and probably other unknown substances. 

So too zinc, pumpkin seeds and avocados; it's back to Healthy Living Tips if we want to reduce the chance of getting prostate cancer and enlargement.

Male spine motion during coitus

Numerous studies have shown that men suffering from low back pain tend to avoid sex by, on average, over fifty percent. As such this is particularly significant since sexual activity has been shown to be one measure of quality of life.

In a new study, published in the prestigous journal Spine 2014, the so called Quad positions, followed by the Missionary position 1 were shown to be kindest to men suffering from chronic low back pain.

Recommendations were than men suffering from acute low back pain should avoid coitus.

Since diagrams of these positions would be considered erotic, refer rather to the pdf found on google using Sidorkewicz_Natalie.pdf

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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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