Chiropractor East London

Chiropractor East London helps you find a local DC.

Here you'll find a list of the DCs in this charming east coast city of South Africa. Also, you can expect to find information about the sorts of conditions that chiropractors treat on a daily basis.

We are a broad based profession now with continuing education taking even the older chiropractors into new fields. The principles that hold for spinal health are equally applicable to the shoulder or ankle, only the large spinal nerves are not directly affected.

Sports chiropractic is growing world wide with many going to the World Games, the Olympics and the rugby match around the corner.

There is strong interest in treating infants with colic since research shows that many of their crying fits are related to pain, including in the spine; they generally respond very quickly.

The hip is another area of interest with a large body of research proving the arthritis in the elderly is not just wear and tear; they are many syndromes of the hip which, recognised and treated early, need not lead on unerringly to a full joint replacement in later life. Prevention and a timeous diagnosis is the key.

Another is a particularly nasty affliction called vertigo; the world spins and nausea and vomiting are not uncommon. The Epley manoeuvres, not Stemetil, are the proven treatment of choice.


Chiropractor East London is a list of the DCs and the conditions they treat.

  • Dr Bezuidenhout
  • Dr Lewis
  • Dr Swartz
  • Dr M Van den Bos, ex-President of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa for many years, 30 Pearce Street, Berea, (043) 726 3303
  • Dr Warner 
  • Dr Wilson

Anti inflammatory drugs

Anti inflammatory drugs certainly have a place in the health care regimen. There are many dangers associated with the chronic, regular use of them however; it's known as iatrogenic disease and a concern for both medical doctor and chiropractor East London.

Whilst chiropractors are not against the mindful use of many medicines, in fact we at chiropractor East London encourage it, so many people literally die from a stomach bleed from anti inflammatory drugs; over 12 000 in one year in the USA alone.

We advise caution in the use of these medications; and dual anti inflammatory drugs are especially dangerous. Absolutely do not take aspirin and brufin simultaneously.

The key signs and symptoms are a black stool and stomach pain with medication. A bleeding ulcer is not uncommon from long term use of these drugs.

Just yesterday I had a distraught patient who went in two weeks ago for a routine annual mammogram; she's now booked for a double mastectomy next week. The cause, you may well ask? Her doctor prescribed hormones for the menopause, assuring her there was no danger. Worse, she's a nurse. 

We fully acknowledge that chiropractic iatrogenic illness occurs too. Whilst a stroke after cervical manipulation is extremely rare, it does happen. Research reveals that it occurs after roughly one in six million adjustments of the upper neck. An average chiropractor might give one hundred thousand such treatments in a life time.

However, not many chiropractors have not broken a rib or two; that fortunately is entirely self limiting, but painful at the time. It's also not a reason for the elderly to eschew manipulative treatment; we use different techniques and less force.

The older person suffers from all the sciaticas and even more femoral nerve lesions causing pain down the leg that the middle aged experience; the chiropractic adjustment remains a very effective, pain free treatment for such conditions; a continuing set of exercises are vital to prevent reoccurrence.

Neck pain anatomy

Neck pain anatomy is for those who really want to know more about the structures in the cervical spine that may be causing so much grief. Your chiropractor East London spent two semesters in the gross anatomy lab.

Neck pain anatomy is a subject that concerns those at chiropractor East London on a daily basis. Whether it's headaches, or a torticollis, or radiating tingling and pain in hands and arms, this is a vital subject for every DC, and for you too.

"Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need."

Candide Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

Sacroiliac Joint Treatment

Sacroiliac joint treatment within the pelvis, the hips and the SI joints is all about the cause of much pain and suffering. Read here more about the structures from the chiropractor East London perspective.

Chiropractic is a career to consider.

Having been a chiropractor for 35 years, I have to say there can be few more rewarding professions. I love my work. Having said that, every back is unique and a challenge. That's what makes it so interesting.

Are you fascinated by health? Are you prepared to work hard, be conscientious and want to help people in pain? Are you prepared to pay the price; a 6 year post school education? Yes, you will graduate a doctor of chiropractic, esteemed and recognised in your community.

Financially you will be well rewarded, but you will have to earn every cent. Spines are a challenge and chiropractic is not a profession for the faint-hearted. For myself, I'm supremely glad I made the choice. At the end of every day, I am mentally weary, but never bored. You too can enjoy this wonderful career.

There are two university level degrees available, in Johannesburg and Durban. Competition is tough to gain access to the courses.

Grays anatomy is a remarkable book.

Dr Henry Gray, the anatomist, was a person far ahead of his time. An amazing man, a giant in the landscape, he contributed so much in his short life.

An inspiration to medical doctor and chiropractor alike, you too can share in Grays Anatomy. Find out more about your body.


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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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