Chiropractic Help Blog

This keeps you up to date with what's happening at Chiropractic-Help.com, the site where lay people can find out what Chiropractic can mean for them.

As far as possible we try to keep it research based, rather than opinion. I scour the medical and chiropractic research journals regularly.

Jan 15, 2017

Better health with chiropractic is our monthly newsletter in simple language.

Better health with chiropractic enables you to imagine a life virtually without medication, the third most common cause of death.

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Jan 15, 2017

Unexplained infertility is a chapter from Bats in my Belfry by Bernard Preston.

Unexplained infertility is a delightful chiropractic story for anyone who loves to read and especially for honey lovers.

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Jan 15, 2017

pubic bone pain often radiates to the inner thigh or groin.

Pubic bone pain may be associated with pregnancy but often lingers after the birth and can occur in any person.

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Jan 15, 2017

Gelatine power for arthritis contains the building blocks for joint cartilage.

Gelatine power for arthritis can be made easily in the home and used to rebuild aging cartilage.

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Jan 15, 2017

nerve type of pain in the pubic/pelvic area

Hi! I have pain in the pubic/pelvic area. Pain shifts from the sore area to outer hip, down left leg, sometimes outer knee and down front shin. I can

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Jan 13, 2017

Massaging bed rest is often the only option for severe lower back pain.

Massaging bed rest is great but science suggests that if prolonged it will not help back pain and may worsen it.

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Jan 13, 2017

Meralgia paresthetica causes numbness and or pain in the upper leg.

Meralgia paresthetica is caused by a trapped nerve in the groin causing pain classically on the side of the thigh but also sometimes in front.

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Jan 13, 2017

Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve supplies the skin of the lateral thigh.

Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is often involved in a double crush, one in the lumbar spine and the other in the groin.

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Jan 12, 2017

Lower back pain is a very costly malady readily managed with exercise and chiro

Lower back pain is the most common complaint heard in the chiropractic clinic often radiating down the leg.

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Jan 12, 2017

Superior cluneal nerves supply part of the skin of the buttock.

Superior cluneal nerves overly the gluteal and piriformis muscles and the upper sciatic notch creating a confusing clinical picture.

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Jan 12, 2017

Slipped disc symptoms in the lumbar spine are quite specific.

Slipped disc symptoms are usually associated with pain in the leg on sneezing and tightness in the thigh and calf on bending forwards.

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Jan 12, 2017

Severe lower back pain and numbness in one toe

Recently I injured my back by simply trying to pick something up off of the floor. When I bent over I felt a pop and could not stand straight up due to

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Jan 11, 2017

Iatrogenic illness is the medical term for doctor caused disease.

Iatrogenic illness reminds us that Hippocrates' edict was first cause no harm.

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Jan 11, 2017

50 percent less pain is the dangerous time with spinal conditions.

50 percent less pain rule tells us to be extra careful as the soft tissues haven't yet healed by a half.

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Jan 10, 2017

Recipe for tabouli tabouleh a most delicious and healthy side dish for any meal

Recipe for tabouli tabouleh a slow food made fast dish made from parsley, tomatoes and spring onions.

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Jan 09, 2017

Hip exercises are for problematic joints needing non weight bearing movement.

Hip exercises are vital for anyone suffering from pubic bone pain, impingement syndromes, or discomfort in the groin and sacroiliac joint dysfunction

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Jan 09, 2017

stabbing pain inside shoulder blade when raise opposite arm or elevate shoulders

Hello Thanks for your page. I suddenly have a burning/stabbing pain in the rhomboid area, near the upper medial scapula border, right around rhomboids;

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Jan 08, 2017

Unbearable pain after injections for Morton's neuroma

Unbearable pain after injections for Morton's neuroma confirms the need to consider conservative treatment for all conditions before the more invasive.

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Jan 08, 2017

Chiropractor Hilton in South Africa helps you find your local DC.

Chiropractor Hilton explains what he or she may be expert in, the treatment of head neck pain, for example.

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Jan 08, 2017

Diabetes osteoporosis takes a look at this serious but preventable disease.

Diabetes osteoporosis can be ameliorated but once established is very difficult to manage; prevention is definitely better than a non existent cure.

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Jan 07, 2017

Right choices are paramount when it comes to health care; knowledge is king.

Right choices is about the bewildering health array of considerations that one faces particularly when your condition is not responding to conventional medicine.

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Jan 07, 2017

Easy pesto recipe has only sweet basil, a cheese and olive oil as the base.

Easy pesto recipe then could include other herbs, spring onions, green peas or anything else that suits your fancy.

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Jan 07, 2017

Fosamax reviews of the standard drug for osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Fosamax reviews reveals serious side effects that should invite questions from the chiropractor, dentist and heart specialist.

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Jan 07, 2017

Artificial sweetener side effects include glucose intolerance and diabetes.

Artificial sweetener side effects is reluctant to endorse any added chemicals to the diet.

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Jan 06, 2017

Adsons test is part of the examination of tingling in arms and hands.

Adsons test is especially when the tingling gets worse when your raise your hands as in hanging the washing.

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Jan 06, 2017

Cold left arm after running

Why does my left arm go ice cold after a run; it usually starts after 2 miles, in winter or in the heat of the summer? Hello, I would start with an examination

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Jan 06, 2017

Shoulder anatomy is actually four joints wrapped up in one arm.

Shoulder anatomy is an important part of understanding the treatment of the rotator cuff syndrome. Shoulder pain is common in athletes and the general public.

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Jan 06, 2017

Rotator cuff strengthening is all about shoulder pain and its rehabilitation.

Rotator cuff strengthening explains the syndrome and how is it treated?

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Jan 06, 2017

Shoulder pain but only after exercise

Shoulder pain but only after exercise means a thorough examination is needed. It doesn't hurt all of the time. Sometimes I don't feel the pain until

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Jan 05, 2017

Femoral nerve damage causes severe pain in the buttock and upper anterior thigh.

Femoral nerve damage often causes weakness of the quadriceps muscle and a marked limp.

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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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