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.

Sep 19, 2017

Eight colors eggs Florentine gets all the requirements in one delicious meal.

Eight colors eggs Florentine makes the perfect, simple breakfast if you're banting or consulting a chiropractor..

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Sep 19, 2017

Free weight loss programs is all about losing those excess pounds healthily.

Free weight loss programs is about simple ways to get extra flab off permanently.

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Sep 19, 2017

General anaesthetic causing Alzheimers is commoner than generally known.

General anaesthetic finds there's higher risk for the very young and elderly undergoing surgery.

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Sep 19, 2017

Symptoms of arthritis in knee include pain, swelling, stiffness and a limp.

Symptoms of arthritis in knee make for a very disabling condition.

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Sep 19, 2017

How to make mulberry jam with one hour to pick and another to cook.

How to make mulberry jam and in just two hours to make 11 bottles of the most delicious, nutritious preserve.

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Sep 19, 2017

High protein low fat foods are not a good way to diet.

High protein low fat foods diets are hard on the kidneys and are the main cause of breast cancer; if combined with glycemic carbohydrate will cause obesity too.

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Sep 19, 2017

Early symptoms of arthritis are best treated with chiropractic.

Early symptoms of arthritis remind us that prevention is better than a cure; there are simple proven things that make an enormous difference.

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Sep 19, 2017

How to cook beet greens is really very simple.

How to cook beet greens plus just a little more effort can make a whole meal.

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Sep 19, 2017

Migraine headache makes up a significant part of chiropractic practice.

Migraine headache frequently is caused by the jaw joint or the upper neck.

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Sep 19, 2017

Pavlik harness is used in the treatment of the infant with hip dysplasia.

Pavlik harness is used constantly in the first six weeks after which the baby is weaned off the device over the next couple months.

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Sep 18, 2017

Ankle Joint Pain Case File covers a runner's acute injury.

Ankle joint pain case file has severe stabs in the subtalar region.

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Sep 18, 2017

Sudden frozen ankle when walking and running

For as long as I can remember my ankle has occasionally frozen particularly when I am running or walking quickly or walking up and down stairs. Until recently

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Sep 18, 2017

Low back pain and smoking are strongly correlated in the chiropractic clinic.

Low back pain and smoking is the largest factor in failed surgery too.

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Sep 18, 2017

Low back pain is best managed with exercise plus chiropractic.

Low back pain treatment is imposing a real and rapidly increasing financial burden on society.

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Sep 18, 2017

Acute knee trauma recommends considering chiropractic's role before surgery.

Acute knee trauma patients are reminded that if arthrogenic muscle inhibition is not addressed immediate wasting of the quadriceps begins.

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Sep 18, 2017

Why do we hiccup addresses this very distressing condition mainly in infants.

Why do we hiccup is something that chiropractic treats successfully every mother should know about.

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Sep 17, 2017

Complications of surgery considers one part of what's called iatrogenic disease.

Complications of surgery should cause one to consider the alternatives before going under the knife.

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Sep 16, 2017

Plantar myofascitis makes walking misery and an end to golf and the countryside

Plantar myofascitis is a painful condition of the sole of the foot in athletes and the general public; it often affects the heel.

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Sep 16, 2017

Pain in legs and feet and numbness in feet when I sit more than a few minutes in one spot or on a hard surface

I have a herniated disc and spinal stenosis at L 4/5. I have RA in my entire spine from the cervical to the S1. I had a laminectomy at L 4/5 in 2009 and

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Sep 15, 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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Sep 14, 2017

Growing pains chiropractic asks why we simply have no clue of the cause.

Growing pains chiropractic suggests that in actual fact there is a real basis to your child's problem, but your doctor has no idea what the diagnosis is.

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Sep 14, 2017

Chiropractic tips page is about the small things that make for better health.

Chiropractic Tips are useful for any and everybody whether or not you are a patient.

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Sep 14, 2017

Disturbing letters from readers make for helpful reading.

Disturbing letters suggest that all is not well in the state of Denmark, figuratively speaking, of course.

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Sep 14, 2017

Rib pain treatment is one of the conditions chiropractors love to treat.

Rib pain treatment is usually straightforward unless associated with trauma or costochondritis.

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Sep 14, 2017

Stabbing pain in right ribs for over a year with no relief from any treatment

Hello, about a year ago my boyfriend started experiencing a stabbing pain in his right mid back rib area. He does mountain bike and lifts heavy tires

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Sep 14, 2017

Olive pate is so easy to throw together; it's delicious and healthy.

Olive pate is surely the simplest of all condiments to make and with its piquant flavour certainly one of the best.

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Sep 14, 2017

Tennis elbow exercises are an essential part of the chiropractic regimen.

Tennis elbow exercises and stretching the wrist extensor muscles are the key; are there also cervical spine subluxations?

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Sep 14, 2017

Vertigo case file concerns a nasty condition that responds well to the Epleys.

Vertigo case file shows the test for BPPV called the Hallpike Dix test illustrating how your eyes spin during an attack.

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Sep 14, 2017

Whole wheat vs whole grain is an important subject for bakers and chiropractors.

Whole wheat vs whole grain tells of the contradiction that much flour can be so labelled with only 60 percent of the goodies left.

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Sep 14, 2017

Zeaxanthin macular degeneration is an important subject for every single human.

Zeaxanthin macular degeneration is all about prevention of the most common cause of age related blindness.

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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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