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What is Chiropractic Therapy?

If you are looking for a Chiropractor you will probably also want to know what Chiropractic therapy is all about. Read more ...



A central and vital theme of chiropractic is how to prevent and reduce the evil effect of subluxations on the cartilage endplates of bones. There is much you can do at home too: rehab exercises to keep the joints mobile after your chiropractic adjustment, and eating a chicken bones bouillon rich in glucosamine chondroitin sulphate is a simple, healthy, delicious way to give your cartilage the nutrients it needs to heal.


  • Dr Dunn
  • Dr Fourie
  • Dr Georgiou
  • Dr Higgs, Madeleine,
  • Dr Holder, Edmond, 43 Farewell Road, Empangeni, 035 7923733
  • Dr Mahomed
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Tietzes Syndrome casefile


Suffering from breastbone pain? There is much that Chiropractic can do to help you. Each rib is connected via three small joints to the spine, and one anteriorally to the sternum. Trauma, a good shower of sneezes (nice Dutch phrase!) and even a scoliosis can disturb the rhythm of the rib causing pain to course along the rib. If it's on the left, patients often think they are having heart attack signs.

The joint between the rib (costo) and the breastbone (sternum) give rise to the term Costosternal Chest Pain ...

Slipped Disc Symptoms casefile


It's amazing how often, out of routine, people get sick and, particularly after much travelling and sitting, may have a slipped disc. This slipped disc symptoms case file is routine in every chiropractic office.

Should pain or tingling in feet and legs begin then it's best not to delay - seek out your local chiropractor's advice. It's best not to assume that Degenerative Lumbar Disc Disease CaseFile like the below only happen to other people...

Nutritional Corner

What you eat and drink and, even more perhaps, what you don't eat will have a profound affect on your health.

For example, vegetarians generally tend to be healthier people, without all the cholesterol that we carnivores enjoy. However, if they are using vegen weight loss programmes they have to be very careful that they are getting adequate 'essential' amino acids (protein) and vitamin B12 in the their diets. VEGEN WEIGHT LOSS ...

Even on our FREE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS you have to be sure that you keep your 'essential' fatty acids in balance. For healthy nerves (coated in fat) we should be consuming a balance of Omega-6 / Omega-3 fatty acids of roughly 1/1. However, in our typical Western diet this ratio gets hopelessly out of balance, sometimes rising as high as 60/1.

So, it's best to limit the consumption of Sunflower oil for example, and eat more Olive Oil and fatty fish such as our MACKEREL RECIPES.

Looking for alternative protein sources has become increasingly important because of the epidemic of breast cancer, directly related to red meat consumption, amongst other things. Like post menopausal hormone treatment.

One simple and delicious solution is GROWING GREEN BEANS; I've just counted 45 tiny bean pods on one plant!


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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.

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.

You visited this chiropractic help site no doubt because you have a problem that is not resolving and want to know more about what chiropractors do.

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