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Or, perhaps you have a disturbing tingling, or a numb patch, on the side of your thigh and nobody seems to know... whispers of "well it could be MS, I suppose..." and now you're worried.

There's a not-so-uncommon condition, what we call a double entrapment where the sensory nerve to the side of the thigh, the Lateral Femoral Cutaneous nerve, is irritated both high in the lumbar spine, and in the groin. Sometimes it's just numb, or tingly, but it can also be very painful. It's known by the obscure name of Meralgia Paresthetica ...


Low back pain

Low back pain associated with meralgia paresthetica is high in the lumbar spine.



Or, perhaps you have pain and stiffness in the groin. Pulling your knee to the chest hurts; is it hip arthritis? Well, it could be but, especially if you're a younger person it could well be that you have a hereditary condition called Femoro Acetabular Impingement Syndrome ... don't go for surgery until you've given your chiropractor a chance. And don't ignore it, because it leads unerringly to hip arthritis.



This is a Pincer deformity. Don't ignore it. Ask your chiro...


Perhaps it's pain under your foot, or a sprained ankle, a frozen shoulder ... 101 difficult conditions that usually respond well to chiropractic.


We have a saying: "If yours is not a chiropractic problem, chiropractic is unlikely to help you. But if you do have a chiropractic problem, then it's likely that nothing else will help." Pose a question ...



Plantar myofascitis is one of the sequela of an old ankle injury, perhaps a sprain that was not well managed. Unless the fixations in the joints in the feet and ankle are unstuck, the likelihood of chronic foot pain is high. Particularly the subtalar joint ...


Chiropractic help


Chiropractic help may be for you if you have a sore foot and your treatment is going nowhere? Pose your question.


Chiropractors are trained primarily to release joints that are fixated, and then to rehabilitate the joint with various specific exercises.


But chiropractic is really much much more, Infantile colic is a condition chiropractors absolutely LOVE to treat. The kid who won't walk. The teenager with poor posture. Breastbone pain... give us a try.


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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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