(Keywords: chiropractic tips, tingling in arms and hands, lower back exercises, pubic bone pain )
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 info-overload!
Along with our monthly newsletter where we include information on various conditions and nutritional information on arthritis for example, these Chiropractic Tips will increase your knowledge about what you can do to help yourself.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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.
In a sense one is faced with an either or. Either you invest some time energy in your own health by exercising and healthy living habits, or you'll spend a lot more time, and money, not to mention the pain and disability coping with a diseased body.
Simply starting our 40 second lower back exercises programme every morning before getting out of bed could make a vital difference to your life. Subscribe now; it's free.
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 bucketfulls 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 tips, and our monthly newsletters, and you will stay out of your doctors' - all of them - clutches.
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 4 or 5 visits a year, and do their exercises, end up having less pain and less treatment 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 other.
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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 a lot less pain and less treatment too.
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 two or three oranges? Make up a bowl of oats based muesli?
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.
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 ...
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Interesting challenges of the day
1. Mr B has the trophy for the most acute neck in February. He has quite advanced lower neck arthritis for a forty year old, thanks to a severe fall on the head from a trampoline. But this is upper cervical pain. Right rotation is simply impossible. Luckily he is improving rapidly, eighty percent better he says after three treatments. See cervical facet syndrome.
2. Mrs C is a new patient with a long history of lower back pain, hip pain and pain in both feet. We'll see how we get on, Rome wasn't built in a day.
3. Miss U sprained her ankle two months ago, wearing high heels. She still has severe mid foot pain. Xrays and perhaps a CT scan.
4. Mr V is 86 years old and hurt his back helping his wife into the car. Just one treatment of the sacroiliac joint and he's eighty percent better. It's not always like that.
5. Mr W lay on his back knocking down a pillar. Turning his head causes severe vertigo. He needs the Epley exercises, not pills, research shows. Update, he's fine.
6. Mrs X, a young mother has severe lower back pain, with numbness down the posterior thigh, calf and side of foot. It started after a long drive in the car. Update, she's forty percent less painful after four treatments, but the leg is still numb. Update two; she 60% better, but it's slow and is going to take the full 6 weeks to heal. Further update; a setback, after lifting her child she now has leg pain. It's going to the be difficult.
7. Mrs Y, a 70 year old woman is on maintenance care fo a nasty lumbar stenosis despite having to do everything at home. Her husband has a hospital acquired infection in the shoulder. After 4 operations he is incapacitated and going rapidly down hill.
8. Mrs Z, an 78 year old woman is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But at over 200 lbs she is not losing weight, in fact gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. Referral to a dietician to crack the whip.
9. Mr A, a 73 year old engineer, still working, is doing fine after a long episode of lower back pain. Some pain on the side of the hip remains after five treatments. Reassured him it's not hip arthritis.
10. Mrs B, a 64 year old woman has had Scheuermanns disease; it's left with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment, provides she come every six weeks or so for treatment.
11. Mr C, a young engineer fell off his mountain bike injuring his cervical spine and pelvis. Luckily both responded very quickly to a few chiropractic adjustments. Update: his neck is sore again. It all goes back to a whiplash injury ten years ago when he was rammed by a fully laden truck carrying a load of stone. Time for Xrays.
12. Mrs D, a middle aged woman with hip pain of one year duration, despite other treatment. Xrays reveal an impingement syndrome and early hip arthritis. There's much to be done.
13. Both Mrs E and I can't believe how much better her lower back and leg pain are. Surgery for a scoliosis and spondylolysthesis three years ago helped greatly for one year. But then her leg went lame and weak. He was responded extremely well despite all expectations.
And so the day goes. Chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly? Bunkum.
Have a problem that's not getting better? Looking for a different slant on your pain? Want to pose a question?
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.
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