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.

Nov 15, 2017

Breast cancer and prevention is far better than a cure which doesn't exist.

Breast cancer and prevention is vital with one in eight Western women now getting boob CA; it's time to think about phytochemical foods.

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Nov 15, 2017

Arm pain often stems from an underlying irritated nerve in the neck.

Arm pain is a very common affliction; often, but not always obviously, the cervical spine is the underlying cause of shoulder, elbow and hand problems.

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Nov 15, 2017

Rotator cuff consists of four muscles that can make your life a misery.

Rotator cuff needs to be stretched and strengthened isometrically and then dynamically, and most important the neck and AC joints must be checked.

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Nov 15, 2017

Toscanini celery soup for the maestro when he felt tense.

Toscanini celery soup with all its anti arthritis properties is for everyone; delicious in any case.

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Nov 15, 2017

Loss of vision, bloated with stomach, and breastbone pains after neck manipulation

HELP! I had my first neck manipulation this last Monday. I was awfully dizzy, but short lived. Very, very sore. Expected. I didn't know if I wanted to

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Nov 12, 2017

Chronic back pain recommends you do everything in your power to prevent it.

Chronic back pain strongly stresses you do what it takes to get properly better or it'll be the start of even worse tingling and burning in the leg.

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Nov 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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Nov 11, 2017

Anti inflammatory chili helps protect your chiropractic joint health.

Anti inflammatory chili enables you to spice up your food as some like it hot but most prefer the milder peppers like jalapenos.

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Nov 10, 2017

Sauteed mushrooms recipe makes up a delicious simple egg substitute breakfast.

Sauteed mushrooms recipe is full of selenium and the B complex vitamins.

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Nov 10, 2017

12 hour pain in ankle then gone

I visited my friend in the afternoon and all of a sudden I had this ankle pain. The pain got progressively worse and I was cold like a fever. I went

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Nov 08, 2017

Chronic thoracic pain

I have had constant severe middle back pain for over a year. I did have a job with lifting but did not have an incident that I remember that caused it.

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Nov 08, 2017

pain middle lower back.legs give way

have had pain in middle of lower back and legs give out pain very intense. had x-ray and ct scan and x-ray maybe 15 years ago did not show anything wrong.

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Nov 08, 2017

Shin & lower leg pain; burning and sensitivity

Hi, a month ago today I experienced sudden and extreme pain radiating from my lower back, into my left quad, and down throughout my left leg. This occurred

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Nov 06, 2017

Shoulder pain can be a great affliction disturbing sleep patterns.

Shoulder pain is frequently connected to a condition in the neck or to do with the first rib.

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Nov 06, 2017

middle to left back pain

From just a bit below my arm pit across my back is so painful I can hardly take a deep breath; have no cough or other affects but this is really painful.

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Nov 06, 2017

Truck Driver

I have frozen shoulder; it started from a work related injury, my big mistake was going to Progressive Sports medicine in Gahanna Ohio, where the chiropractor

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Nov 06, 2017

I have just been diagnosed with a frozen shoulder

Hi there, my name is nick. I got assaulted pretty badly 4 weeks ago; they smashed my shoulder around; my physio diagnosed it as a frozen shoulder.

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Nov 04, 2017

Upper left thigh and groin. Also in left buttock.

Breathtaking pain in left groin mostly . Saw doc. Took xray. Said intense arthritis. Taking steroid pack and muscle relaxer. One week has gone by. NO relief.

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Nov 04, 2017

Groin and thigh pain

My husband started hurting about two weeks ago when he had a cramp start in the back of the thigh and we couldn't get it to go away; and ever since the

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Nov 04, 2017

Chronic lower back pain for 2.5 years

I'm a 52 year old female and have a bulging disc in my L4/L5 and a tear in my right hip labrum and have had chronic lower back pain on both sides for 2.5

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Nov 04, 2017

Pain in right lower back, thigh and buttock and leg with small bulging disk at l3,l4

Been in pain for 14 months. I need a lot of detail if you want any help, Linda. In proper grammar please, not cellphone jargon. Dr B

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Nov 04, 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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Nov 04, 2017

Pain in groin area since pelvic fracture in a head on car accident

On June 21st I was in a head on collision resulting in a non displaced broken acetabulum, a fractured patella and humerus. Well, I'm slowly healing but

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Nov 04, 2017

Constant pain in the right leg and hip since bowling

Threw back out while bowling. Went to chiropractor, felt great immediately after. Can't walk straight since. Constant pain. Hello John, If you can't stand

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Nov 02, 2017

Hip pain is a common complaint at the chiropractic coalface.

Hip pain and an underlying vitamin D deficiency may be the result and even cause of osteoporosis and diabetes.

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Oct 29, 2017

Tietze's syndrome for forty years

I have experienced this pain off and on for almost 40 years! Started as a teenager with several bouts of costochondritis. The attacks the past 10 years

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Oct 29, 2017

Tietze's Syndrome after pleurisy

After a confusing round of misdiagnosis, we realized I had a rib that shifts in my back and tietze syndrome. 2 months of chiro have mostly resolved my

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Oct 28, 2017

Thumb and Pointer finger tingles, knot in neck and shoulder

Active 27 y.o. female. Lots of shoulder movement -rock climbing, tennis, softball. Two weeks ago, after a busy wedding weekend of travel and dancing,

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Oct 26, 2017

Exercise and cholesterol are closely linked.

Exercise and cholesterol control with a better diet give a double wammy to improve health.

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Oct 23, 2017

Thoracic spine pain is rarely serious but frequently very irritating.

Thoracic spine pain is the most frequently adjusted area of the body by chiropractors because of the effect it has on the internal organs.

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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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