You may or may not know that this site has for some five years
been seeking to promote DCs in South Africa. We have now uploaded all members of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa on our website, though each new graduating class needs to send me their details. Scroll down the
NavBar to South Africa. Is your name missing? Have you recently graduated?
So you recognise any name of someone who has passed away, emigrated or quit practice? Please
let me know.
Keeping the profession in the mind’s eye is vital in
today’s world as more and more people are turning to the internet for
information. What is Chiropractic? Who in my neck of the woods may be
able to help me? Is it dangerous? Can Chiropractic help the pain in my
foot? Informing your potential patients is what we are
We used the November 2009 list of CASA members in the
first stages of this long and tedious process. Would you please check
that the details of your practice are correct. This is vital. Please do
it now! Today!
Is your name completely missing, or your details incorrect? Please, please let us know without delay.
There’s a once-off charge for being registered at Chiropractic Help. Once. There is no recurring charge year after year. Once.
That charge? R500
B.R. Lewis, STANDARD BANK, 188 Langabalele St, Pietermaritzburg 3201, # 05 206 684 3, Branch code: 007525
New graduates and chiropractors returning to South Africa may register for the usual One New Patient Fee.
There will be absolutely no further charges.
No charge to remove your name obviously should you have no desire to be listed.
No contracts, keep it simple. That’s it in a nutshell.
Chiropractors not registered with CASA will not be considered.
If you have ever been a member of the CASA executive, there will be
no charge to be registered at Chiropractic Help; just let me know via contact.
If you are a current member of a regional executive there will be no charge. Just let me know.
If you are over 60, and have been a member of CASA for at least ten
years, there will be no charge even if you are no longer a member and
are semi retired. Please let me know.
Full time lecturers at our teaching faculties are exempt and will be registered without charge, should they so desire. Let me know.
Your own webpage
Registered members (those who have paid their once-off fee!) can
build their own webpage at Chiropractic-Help.com including up to four
photos of you and your clinic for no extra charge. This will greatly
increase your exposure on the web.
What I can tell you is that my own clinic page received 405
hits last month. I get a substantial number of new patients every month
from the internet. Two this week.
The leading South African pages last month were:
Chiropractor Cape Town City Centre; 404 hits.
Chiropractor Johannesburg; 386 hits.
South African figures are rising in leaps and bounds and it's
gratifying to hear that some of you are already getting new patients
from Chiropractic-Help.com. Chiropractic Help gets 10,000 hits per day.
Up to a
point I’m more than happy to adapt the page for your region to your
satisfaction. However, pleasing all members may prove impossible, and I
reserve the right to determine the content.
there are Chiropractic Conditions that you would like to see at
Chiropractic Help, I’d be very pleased to hear from you. I may ask you
to help me write the content!
The fee: a once off
R500. In comparison, standard listing at Medical Pages is (Basic
contact information, medical interests, qualifications, cell number,
email, web address and logo) R3300.00 excl vat PER ANNUM. Over and above
the offering from Medical Pages, Chiropractic Help enables you to build
your own personalised Practice web page for no extra cost. Now, that's a
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.
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.
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.
The quickest and most interesting way is to read one of my ebooks of anecdotes. Described by a reader as gems, both funny and healthful, from the life and work of a chiropractor, you'll love them. Priced right at $2.99, though Kindle fiddles the price without telling me.
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Issue #50: Make time for breakfast / Scrambled eggs and parsley
Issue #49: Consulting a locum / Green salad /Eggs Florentine
Issue #48: Hips and the sacroiliac joints/ Bacon and eggs
Issue #47: Life without medication/ Eight coloured foods
Issue #46: Lower backs and ankles/ kaempferol and cancer prevention
Issue #45: Tingling, weakness and malaise/ vitamin B1
Issue #44: Applying general chiropractic principles to the hand / Omega-3
Issue #43: Art and science of chiropractic / Kale
Issue #42: Tum sleeping / Flaxseed
Issue #41: Adult potty training / Beetroot constipation
Issue #40: Ominous lumbar signs / Too much medication?
Issue #39: Swapping chiropractors / Butter is back
Issue #38: Making a correct diagnosis / Make your own pesto in five minutes.
Issue #37: Have your wisdom teeth out in the chair
Issue #06: Safety on the Stairs / Ginger
Issue #05: Safety in the home / Red foods
Issue #04: Whiplash and the Joints of Luschka / Parsley
Issue #03: How to stop falling / Danger of a low fat diet
Issue #01: Tingling in the arms and hands / Apples
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This site is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or manage any illness. Please consult your chiropractor.
The information is to the best of my ability at the time of writing accurate and correct. Queries, comments and corrections are very welcome.