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 information 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.
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 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 take be done by grasping the meaning of glycemic index; usually it's refined carbohydrate that makes us fat. Could you give up refined rice and white bread? Sure you could to save yourself from total misery.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
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' clutches; and that includes your chiropractor 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 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 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 carton? Would you 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.
Chemicals, preservatives, emulsifiers, flavour enhancers are added to almost every conceivable food the industry can get it's hands on. Yes, going back to basic cooking does take time, but our slogan is slow food, made fast. Our quick hummus you 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 bread, can be difficult; use the site search function in the navigation bar on your left.
Now, how do you crack a pecan nut?
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 ...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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Interesting challenges of the day
1. Mr D has very severe midback back. He bent and twisted, feeding his son, and then laughed. Every breath is a nightmare. A sprung rib is every chiropractor's delight. He or she has golden hands. 30 percent better after one treatment.
2. Mrs C has a long history of severe, disabling migraine headaches since having her wisdom teeth removed. She clenches her teeth at night. After six treatments she has no migraines but some jaw joint discomfort remains; a bite plate is in the offing.
3. Mrs U has the trophy for the worst back this year. After major surgery with plates and screws two years later she still had paresis in the lower leg and severe disabling back pain. She's doing far better than expected, in no little part due to a lift in her shoe for a very short leg.
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. I myself had an acute exacerbation of a femoral nerve lesion last year. One immediate treatment by my colleague has fixed the pain in the lower back, but there's some residual numbness in the lower leg; no soaring tomorrow alas.
7. This lady is a 86 year old woman with a 63 scoliosis. Chronic lower back has been her lot in life but she's well pleased with chiropractic and comes for chiropractic help once a month; some conditions you can never cure.
8. She is an 78 year old woman, is doing remarkably well with a bad sciatica. But over 200 pounds she is not losing weight; in fact, gaining despite my suggestions. She's high risk for a stroke. I have referred her to a dietician to crack the whip.
9. A 61 year old man with upper cervical pain yesterday; it's not severe but also not getting better of its own accord. He's afraid it may turn very acute as when I treated him three years ago. Since then it's been fine.
10. A 64 year old woman has had scheuermanns disease; it's left her with a spinal kyphosis and chronic middorsal pain. She responds well to chiropractic treatment provides she come every six weeks or so for maintenance treatment.
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. 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. Mrs B has had one of the nastiest of conditions; vertigo caused by a disturbance in the inner ear. Falling repeatedly and vomiting she consulted her doctor but medication didn't help. After two sessions of the Epley manoeuvres she was 50 percent better. After two weeks 75 percent improved. No longer vomiting all falling. She's not enjoying the Brandt Daroff home exercises.
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?
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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