Chiropractic Tips

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This series consists of 7 emails, chock a block full of ideas about enriching your life. From lower back exercises to suggestions on stimulating the mind and the spirit; and on unusual subjects not expected on a chiropractic help site, such as pubic pain and osteoporosis; you will enjoy these little gems. They come only every two weeks so you don't end up with information overload.

Along with our monthly newsletter where we include information on various conditions and nutritional information on arthritis for example, these health flashes will increase your knowledge about what you can do to help yourself.

These chiropractic tips are simple suggestions that you can easily incorporate in your everyday lifestyle, that will help you prevent health problems. These days prevention is the buzzword because health care has become so prohibitively expensive, so learning how to prevent health problems makes a lot of sense.

Often one is faced with an either or. Either you invest some time and energy in your own health by exercising and healthy living habits, or you'll spend a lot more hours, and money, not to mention the pain and disability of coping with a diseased body.

Many of these changes are not difficult; like eating half an apple or a few prunes every morning and taking a short ten minute walk at lunch time.

However, some of them are immensely hard; losing fifty or more pounds to save yourself from disabling knee arthritis won't be easy. It can be done by grasping the meaning of glycemic index; usually it's processed carbohydrate that makes us fat. Could you give up refined rice and white bread? Sure you could to save yourself from total misery. 

Banting has some merit but I'm totally against banning all legumes; they have a low GI in any case.



Chiropractic Tips

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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."





  • Chiropractic Conditions is a central page at Chiropractic Help. It provides you simply and easily with the sorts of conditions that the average chiropractor would be treating.
  • Healthy Living Tips is another vital page at Chiropractic Help. Sparkling good health is not just about having your subluxations adjusted. Our healthy living tips page gives you some insights into different foods you could and perhaps should be eating.





Number one of our chiropractic tips is simply starting our 40 second lower back exercises programme every morning before getting out of bed; I have absolutely no doubt they will make a vital difference to your life. I do them myself every morning; I never miss. Subscribe now to Chiropractic tips; it's free.

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CHRONIC JOINT PAIN CAUSES

Many patients are on pain pills daily, month in and month out because of chronic joint pain causes what are they, and are there alternatives to bucketfuls of pills every day?

Give the patient high blood pressure pills, rather than get him to lose weight or stop smoking. Don't do any rehab and get the patient exercising, that way he's more likely to hurt his back again. That's the cop out for both doctor and patient.

After all, if you don't look after your bod, where are you planning to live, eh?


The tough part is that you have to invest that time and energy first, when you are are young and healthy, convinced that ill health only belongs to others. And then the health benefits flow from your commitment to healthy living.

These tips cut right across that, and some of it may be uncomfortable for you. The Dutch have a nice saying; those who won't listen, must feel. And so it is.

Follow these chiropractic tips, and our monthly newsletters, and you will stay out of your doctors' clutches; and that includes your DC too. Just starting our lower back exercises would make a profound difference to the health of your spine; could you make two minutes every single morning before getting out of bed? Of course, you could.

Having said that, for many people, an adjustment every few months does seem to prevent acute episodes. My experience is that patients who come for half a dozen visits a year, and do their exercises, end up having much less pain and fewer treatments too. Staywell whole health information management may be controversial but it's no different to the way medicine manages the patient with diabetes, dangerously high blood pressure, kidney disease and a whole lot of others.



Will you take two minutes in the morning to crack three pecan nuts or walnuts, eat an apple or a few prunes, and a squeeze an orange instead of drinking juice from a carton? Would you make up a bowl of oats based muesli? If raw oats gives you a belly ache, boil it for five minutes.

Spend the time, or get ready to spend many more hours consulting doctors.

There's an enormous difference between your own orange juice and OJ. The latter has a very high glycemic index and has many of the nutrients removed. Freshly cracked pecans and those our of a packet are chalk and cheese. The vulnerable fatty acids in nuts are oxidised once you crack them, leaving foul tasting and toxic rancid breakdown products.

Chemicals, preservatives, emulsifiers, flavour enhancers are added to almost every conceivable food the industry can get its hands on. Yes, going back to basic cooking does take time, but our slogan is slow food, made fast. Our quick hummus you can make in five minutes with a bit of practice, for example. I make it at least twice a week.

Even baking our low GI bread takes only five minutes.

Incidently, this is very large site; finding recipes, for example hummus or homemade low GI bread, can be difficult; use the site search function in the navigation bar on your left; with 400 pages at Chiropractic Help, you'll be surprised what you'll find.

Now, how do you crack a pecan nut? The Helpful Elf brings you this chiropractic tip.



The RATIONALE for the Chiropractic adjustment

Basic science is now providing solid backing for the "Chiropractic Adjustment" proving that fixations cause increased arthritis, increasing bombardment of the spinal cord with noxious input and much more ...



Is your Chiropractor always RUNNING LATE ..?

Running far behind schedule is a common complaint heard in doctors' rooms in general. A few thoughts on the subject. RUNNING LATE ...


Tingling in arms and hands

About 5-10 people contact our Chiropractic Help desk every asking for advice about this or that; at least half of them are suffering from pain and/or tingling in arms and hands.

That could be from a large number of conditions like:

and many others too numerous to mention. Another common problem causing tingling in arms and hands is a fixated first rib causing what is known as a thoracic outlet syndrome.


Lower back exercises

Do you suffer from frequent episodes of crippling low back pain? Half the secret is spending two minutes every morning, in bed, before arising doing some simple lower back exercises. It's our most important chiropractic tip.

The very basic programme takes only forty seconds; that would be a good start. Could you do that EVERY morning to save yourself from the misery of a very sore back? Sure you could.

The full programme takes less than two minutes. I never miss myself. Do doctors get sick? Can chiropractors hurt their own backs? You can read about my own particular misery at femoral nerve damage; ouf, it was sore and it's only thanks to a very skilled chiropractor, my daughter that I was spared the knife. I do my lower back exercises!



Pubic bone pain

I wrote this page after treating a few women with what I thought was a fairly rare problem; little did I realise the interest there would be in the page. In it's worst form sex becomes impossible since the woman cannot open her legs. Ouch, pubic bone pain really hurts; chiropractic treatment isn't usually very painful, but this may be. I'm afraid there's no home chiropractic tip that I know of that will help.


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This website is has no particularly axe to grind, and we try to give you straight forward info so that you too can find better health. No peddling of pills or vitamins, and no pushing of this and that product. Well, the odd book ...!


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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. Mrs T looked like the leaning tower of Pisa; she had a slipped disc at L5 making her lean towards the opposite side. It's called the postero lateral disc hernia; she's much better after two weeks of treatment and will go back to work next week, part time. Lateral discs are more difficult; both take a minimum of six weeks to heal. In my opinion, antalgic patients need what I call exercising bed rest. Sit and it won't get better.

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 groin pain, 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 lower back is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her hip, 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. Hypermobility is more difficult that too stiff in my opinion. Chiropractic 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.



Have a problem that's not getting better? Looking for a different slant on your pain? Want to pose a question?


Interesting questions from visitors

CLS writes:

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.

Your own unresolved problem. Pose a question

Knowing that up to 70% of the time the correct diagnosis is made with no examination, no special tests, no xrays, but just from the history, there's a fair chance I can add some insight to your unresolved problem. But at least 30% of the time, I may be quite wrong! Give plenty of detail if you want a sensible reply.


You visited this chiropractic help site no doubt because you have a problem that is not resolving and want to know more about what chiropractors do.

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