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 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.

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.

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.

The search this site function in the navigation bar on the left enables you to find stuff on this site.

Google has gone through an enormous shakeup in the last year, giving webmasters much grief.

Meantime, use that search function to find more information about subject material mentioned on the page where links have probably been removed.  There are over 360 pages at chiropractic help; it's become a veritable encyclopedia dedicated to better health.

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  came initially for a painful and stiff neck and then asked whether chiropractic could help the cold numb feeling running down the side of his thigh for six months. Meralgia paresthetica is a double crush syndrome with the nerve affected in the back and groin. He's 80% improved after five treatments.

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. Mrs X, a young mother has severe lower back pain, with numbness down the posterior thigh, calf and side of her foot. It started after a long drive in the car. After six treatments she is 60 percent better, but it's slow and is going to take the full 6 weeks to heal.

And now a setback, after lifting her child she now has leg pain. It's going to the be difficult.

7. This lady is a 70 year old woman, is on maintenance care for a nasty lumbar stenosis despite having to do everything at home. Her husband has a hospital acquired infection after a total shoulder replacement. After four operations he is incapacitated.

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. This man is 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. I reassured him it's not hip arthritis.

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. Mr 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. 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 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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