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.

Apr 25, 2017

Unstable feeling with symptoms in upper neck.

I am 3 years post injury where I fell heavily on my head from an ATV. I was not seen as an emergency the day of the accident. The weeks following the

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Apr 24, 2017

Upper back, triceps elbow, forearm pain and tingling in hand

Around the second of March 2017 I felt I had pulled a muscle in the upper back so that when I looked down the stretch on the back of my neck caused pain.

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Apr 24, 2017

Chiropractic conditions covers a multiplicity of options to your health problems

Chiropractic conditions is a navigation page to the complaints commonly treated; it is obviously not all inclusive.

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Apr 24, 2017

What are phytosterols but cholesterol lowering plant compounds.

What are phytosterols like the common member of the complex, beta sitosterol, which is richly found in avocados; important in preventing prostatis.

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Apr 23, 2017

Active rehabilitation gives you the opportunity to escape life long disability.

Active rehabilitation means accepting that the problem will return; how soon is determined by your commitment to exercise.

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Apr 23, 2017

Tietze syndrome with over 20 years of pain

I have a large bump where the rib meets the sternum. By bump I mean that it is like the rib itself is displaced. I have been looking into costochondritis

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Apr 23, 2017

Fish soup for the prevention of heart disease, Parkinsons and Alzheimers.

Fish soup is delicious and easy to prepare and rich in omega 3 salmon oil for prevention of arthritis.

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Apr 21, 2017

cysts on T1 and rib

I have cysts on my T1 that connects with my rib. I was told to, take 1, 600mg, Gabapentine, twice a day for 6-12 months and see if the pain goes away.

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Apr 21, 2017

Two questions regarding findings on CT C-spine

1. Can any of the following CT findings be caused by a traumatic SCI? a. Hypertrophy of the uncovertebral joints causing encroachment of the neural foramina

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Apr 21, 2017

L5 disc split

Lower back pain, severe leg pain down my left leg and foot. Had an epidural done two days ago and waiting for relief. I know it will only last so long.

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Apr 21, 2017

Electric flour mill is only for those who are serious about bread matters.

Electric flour mill is very cost effective if you use it regularly.

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Apr 20, 2017

Cracked ribs?

Fell over dog outside on the back porch about 2 weeks ago & hit a metal chair on the way down. I think I might have broken a rib or 2 but only been taking

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Apr 20, 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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Apr 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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Apr 19, 2017

Chiropractic weekly tips are little thoughts gleaned from the practice.

Chiropractic weekly tips contribute to the small things that often make a difference.

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Apr 19, 2017

Left leg foot drop

I am having a left leg foot drop proplem since 2002 , i have been operated twice to my lower back once in 2002 n next in 2011 in My home country , as

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Apr 19, 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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Apr 19, 2017

lower back pain radiating to hip and knee

I had a discectomy in 2009 after I herniated my L4. 5 days later when I tripped and fell (because I had weakness in my right leg and trying to step up

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Apr 18, 2017

Chronic pain in T4/T5 area

Short background: I'm a very young 55 overweight (20 stone)female diagnosed last year with severe osteoarthritis of lower spine. I also have ostearthritis

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Apr 18, 2017

Inner knee pain

inner knee is painful. cannot touch even You can't honestly expect a useful answer to this. Try icing it. Dr B

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Apr 17, 2017

Anti inflammatory drugs have some very serious side effects.

Anti inflammatory drugs are widely used for the treatment of inflammation and swelling but Chiropractic help seeks to address the cause of the inflammation.

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Apr 16, 2017

Neck pain can be far more severe than even a very sore back.

Neck pain is experienced by about 50 percent of the population in any year; a new study reveals much about treatment and prevention.

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Apr 16, 2017

Olive oil benefits covers the gods' gift to mankind.

Olive oil benefits gives you some useful tips into the whys and wherefores of this Mediterranean fruit, togther with some delicious, healthy recipes.

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Apr 15, 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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Apr 15, 2017

Pecans nutrition is rich in many important vitamins and minerals.

Pecans nutrition research proves that three nuts a day are not fattening compared to the Step I diet.

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Apr 14, 2017

Femoral nerve and its relevance to chiropractic practice is the topic.

Femoral nerve supply is to the lateral and anterior thigh and groin and sometimes the inner lower leg and top of the foot.

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Apr 14, 2017

Diagnosed with cluneal nerve damage and pain down the front of the thigh

I had three injections so far for my low back pain. I was pain free for two weeks after the second injection. The pain is in my right low back / buttock

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Apr 13, 2017

Tingling in my right arm up into my shoulder and in the middle of my back I have two lumps on the side of my spine and they burn

I have a tingling from my arms up in my shoulder in the middle of my back is hurt I just got two lumps and burns. I need a lot more information, Franklin,

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Apr 13, 2017

Tingling in hand, pain in forearm and back of upper arm along with right shoulderblade, also in armpit and around to the right side of chest; arm tires very easily and alot of muscle wasting

Do these symptoms seem consistent with TOS. If so can you recommend a good chiropractic practice in Arizona for evaluation. No, Keith, they are not consistent

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Apr 13, 2017

Can a Neck Injury Cause MS Symptoms?

I was doing some research on the internet about the occipito-atlanto junction and I came across your website and this article. However, the first article

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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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