Site Map of Chiropractic Help

Pain

Most people visiting Site Map are in pain, and are looking for solutions, because the current therapy just isn't working. We start off  with the most disabling condition in the body. Read more about Headache CHIROPRACTIC.

Headaches?

  1. Read more about Headache Chiropractic …
  2. Read more Migraines from the jaw joint. TMJ anatomy.
  3. Headaches from Painkillers. Rebound headache
  4. Headaches from Constipation. Beetroot Constipation …

Neck Pain?

During any 12-month 70% of the general population, and up to 48% of workers, will experience neck pain. 12% will experience disabling neck pain - almost invariably it's the cause of arm pain.

  1. Read more Cervical Discs … ARM PAIN.
  2. Cervical Facet Syndrome …
  3. Arm pain radiating from the neck …

Midback Pain?

Thoracic spine pain and rib related conditions can be very disabling, but are only rarely serious. Chiropractic excels with them.

  1. Read more about Midback Pain …
  2. Rib Pain …
  3. Breastbone pain …

Low Back Pain?

A 2005 study of 109,080 patients suffering from LBP clearly showed that inclusion of Chiropractic resulted in significant economic savings for two insurance companies.

Yet the world over, insurance companies, controlled by Medicine, seek to limit the inclusion of Chiropractic, keeping their premiums needlessly high.

We begin our lumbar journey with some info on the "slipped disc".

  1. Read more about Slipped Disc …
  2. Sciatica …
  3. Lumbar Facet Syndrome …
  4. SacroIliac Joint Pain…

FOOD

The realisation that healthy eating habits is supremely important if we want to live long and healthy lives is certainly permeating society. Many people are visiting this site for advice about healthy fats, weight loss, and the virtues of different foods... Here we include a few, and our HEALTHY LIVING tips page in the navigation bar at the left will give you far more.

  1. HEALTHY LIVING TIPS.
  2. Cholesterol …
  3. Why is Fish so important?
  4. Read more about how Motor Neuron Disease and MS may be caused by a Low Fat diet …
  5. the Marvellous Apple …
  6. Read more Olives and Avocados… OLIVE GARDEN NUTRITION.

EXERCISE

Whilst exercise is not everyone's cup of tea, slowly we are realising that "exercise or ache; take your pick" is the reality. Albeit begrudgingly, many are turning to simple exercise routines. For starters some stiff neck exercises.

  1. STIFF NECK EXERCISES.

  2. OSTEOPOROSIS and WALKING BENEFITS.

  3. Sign up for free Low Back exercises …

  4. MAIGNES SYNDROME low back exercises.

  5. Read more about Shoulder Exercises …

  6. Read more Jaw Joint Exercises …

  7. ANKLE EXERCISES.

ANATOMY

If you really want to understand your pain, and what you can do about it, some grasp of ANATOMY does help. Even if it doesn't interest you, it may be worth your while ... Site Map will help you.

  1. Read more Neck Facet joints…

  2. Read more Shoulder Anatomy…

  3. Read more about Rib pain anatomy …

  4. Read more Sacro-Iliac Joint anatomy …

  5. Read more about Jaw Joint Anatomy …

  6. Read more about Foot pain anatomy …

Good health books

Reading for pleasure and to gain insights into health is one of the aims of this site map.

Read more about Inspirational Books Chiropractic…


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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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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.

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