Chiropractic South Africa is a long established profession.
The first DCs hung up their shingles in the 1920's and the first professional association was established by the Payne twins, Ivan and Alan, in 1939.
Today, South Africa boasts over 600 Chiropractors, some of the best professional legislation in the world, two colleges established within universities and, best of all, they have relegated the mixed straight shoot-ourselves-in-the-foot issues to the trashcan. There is one united association.
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PRESIDENT: Dr Simon Lawson
VICE-PRESIDENT: Dr Kendrah da Silva
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Dr Bridget Bromfield
OTHER EXECUTIVE MEMBERS: Drs Grant I'Ons, Brett Allison, Luke Schmidt, Charmaine Bester.
For a wide variety of reasons modern man experiences significant neck pain. During any 12 month period, 70% of the population will experience some degree of neck pain; 12% of the population will experience disabling pain.
What is particularly disturbing is that anyone experiencing neck pain for six months, will have pain for the rest of their lives. You have six months to get on top of your neck pain - or, it's there for ever.
What does Chiropractic have to offer for you, suffering from neck
pain? Is your neck also causing arm pain? Are you suffering from headaches too?
What does Whiplash Research have to say on the matter of neck pain after an car accident, and how safe is Chiropractic; have you heard that you could have a stroke after a manipulation?
All these very legitimate questions are faced, honestly, at Chiropractic Help.
Backpain, both in the midback and the low back is reaching
epidemic proportions in the world. How much do you know about
Chiropractic Rib Pain treatment? Tietzes syndrome, pain under the breast, over the heart and the breastbone? Not a heart attack, not breast cancer, but Tietze's syndrome ...
The Slump Test is something you can do at home to see if you may have a slipped disc and sciatica.
KWAZULU NATAL Chiropractors
These arm pain case histories demonstrate how arm pain is
often, though not always related to a problem in the neck. This is why
Chiropractic South Africa is so successful in treating conditions like a
Frozen Shoulder, Tennis Elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The source of
the problem is frequently spinal, and unless that is addressed, no
local treatment of a shoulder or elbow for example will succeed.
A pinched nerve in the neck, causing radiating pain in the arm, is one of the most painful conditions in the Chiropractic clinic. Classically you will get what is known as Shoulder Abduction Relief. Placing your hand on your head LESSENS the pain.
HIP AND GROIN PAIN
Did you know that a short leg leads to a higher incidence of hip, knee and back arthritis?
There are a number of serious conditions of the hip that, if neglected, lead inexorably to hip arthritis and total hip replacement. The key is early diagnosis and the correct management. When they are coupled with a leg length inequality then chronic lower back and groin pain often ensues.
Some like Hereditary Hip Dysplasia lead to an increased range of motion of the hip, whereas Femoro Acetabular Impingement Syndrome produces hip arthritis signs and symptoms in the young person, but with no degenerative change.
Both however, untreated, progress frequently to premature full blown hip arthritis. This is especially true if there is a concommitant short leg.
The key to these hip conditions, like other joint problems, is regular and disciplined exercises to maintain the strength and range of motion.
Arthrogenic inhibition affects the nerve supply to fixated joints, weakening the muscles around the affected area.
Never, ever write off the limping child complaining of knee, thigh or groin pain to growing pains. Missed, Perthe's disease of the hip is a medical and chiropractic disaster.
SOUTHERN CAPE COAST
LOWER BACK AND LEG PAIN
Are you experiencing leg pain during pregnancy? Leg pain
sciatica? A mysterious condition called Meralgia Paresthetica (pain on
the side or front of the thigh) that causes pain and tingling in your
thigh? Does Chiropractic South Africa have anything to offer?
You can expect that Chiropractic South Africa will by bullying you to do more exercise. There is now overwhelming scientific evidence that those who exercise and cholesterol will obtain a much better blood fat profile. Likewise it has been clearly shown that an exercise class benefits arthritis. Moreover, lack of exercise is probably the major causes of osteoporosis.
Lastly, most important of all, those who exercise are far less likely to lose their marbles. Alzheimers and exercise are intimately related. Inversely.
SLOW FOOD @ CHIROPRACTIC SOUTH AFRICA
Likewise you can expect that Chiropractic South Africa will make some serious suggestions to make about what you eat. The health of your body, how much pain you experience, and how long you live is just as dependent on his/her healthy living tips as their spinal adjustments.
For example, did you know that it is verplicht/ compulsory for
every man to eat a tomato every day? Why? Because the Tomato Prostate
link is now rock solid. And prostate cancer is the number-one cause of
cancer deaths amongst men. And in women? Research shows that women
who eat high protein diets are far more likely to get breast cancer. Breast cancer and prevention ...
What connection can you make, what interesting facts about Strawberries, Fish Oil and Olive Oil benefits can you dream up?
Just as central for men is prostate gland health; it's all about what you eat.
Slow food, made fast is why Chiropractic-Help.com is the site for you.
Dr Haldeman is one of the most esteemed chiropractors in the world, both his father and grandmother were DCs. He is also a neurologist and researcher.
Read more of the journey of Scott Haldeman.