Chiropractor Alberton Brackendowns GlenVista Lenasia Mondeor Southdale

Chiropractor Alberton Brackendowns GlenVista Lenasia Mondeor Southdale is where you'll find help for your aches and pains.

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Chiropractic first in a list of three treatments.

Head neck pain

Head neck pain and the dizzy patient are all a part of the daily diet at CHIROPRACTOR Alberton, Brackendowns, GlenVista, Lenasia, Mondeor, Southdale clinics.

Mostly it's routine stuff but neck pain can be more severe than any other part of the body. Far worse than a slipped disc in the low back, for example.

Subluxations in the neck can have severe repercussions for the spinal cord. Pain and tingling down the arm, vertigo, severe headaches, and sometimes very unusual signs and symptoms.

This week I had a middle aged patient with the most severe neck pain I've seen in over a year, with increased reflexes in her left arm. Normally I would decline to adjust such a patient, except that a neurologist and an othopaedist could find nothing wrong. She had a normal MRI. Increased reflexes are weighed with great circumspection.

  • 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.

Happily, after only one adjustment, she had 70% less pain, and one of the reflexes has returned to normal. I wonder what tomorrow will yield? Subluxations can have profound neurological effects.

Update: She has almost no pain after two treatments, but the reflexes are still not normal. Interprofessional cooperation is vital when dealing with head neck pain.

That's only an anecdote, by the way. They carry no weight. Look rather at the Chiropractic research for making important decisions about your health. The next link called What is Chiropractic will give you a better idea of what we do, and why.

Few things are worse than Vertigo Dizziness. Horrible.

The autonomic system spine chart.

Medical conditions Shingles and Indigestion Heartburn

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Just how much Chiropractic can help with common medical conditions remains in the domain of surmise and conjecture. Nevertheless there is considerable anecdotal evidence that your chiropractic may able to help you with viral infections like otitis media and SHINGLES ... and Chiropractic?

There is a glut of pills to ease Indigestion Heartburn ... it's a complex subject, but certainly one of the causes is a rib subluxation. The diaphragm attaches to the lower six ribs and is enervated by the phrenic nerve that comes from the lower neck. Before major surgery, consider a chiropractic examination.

Also remember not to drink with meals, or immediately after meals if you suffer from indigestion. If you suffer from serious heartburn and GERD - gastric reflux - try not eating dinner for at least half and hour, even longer, after anything to drink, especially alcohol.

If all else fails, and you can't fall pregnant, then a consult with your local DC to see if there are fixations in your spine and pelvis is not entirely absurd. Infertility Chiropractic ...

Since fully 50% of Europeans and Americans die from a fall resulting in severe trauma to the head, these How to stop falling exercises are worth a consideration. How to stop falling ...

Slipped disk

Sixty percent of the average chiropractor Alberton Brackendowns GlenVista Lenasia Mondeor Southdale's time is taken up with lower back pain and tingling in feet and legs.

Slipped disk and a SLIPPED DISC SYMPTOMS Case File which, if neglected, will certainly cause Tingling in feet and legs ...

Sacroiliac joint pain, spondylolysthesis, lumbar facet syndrome ... You'll find it all at Chiropractic Help. Just use the Search this Site function...

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The femoral nerve

The term sciatica is well known to most folk. It's the mostly commonly pinched nerve in the lower back, and help for sciatica pain is bread and butter for the chiropractor Alberton Brackendowns GlenVista Lenasia Mondeor Southdale. Less commonly known is a pinched Femoral nerve which emerges higher in the lumbar spine.

Affecting older persons generally more than sciatica,  femoral nerve damage causes severe pain in the buttock, side and front of the thigh, stretching down around the knee to the inner leg.

It may cause weakness of the thigh muscle causing the knee to give.

Because it supplies the area around the hip and knee, medical research shows that nearly a third of people with femoral nerve damage are mis-diagnosed with hip and knee pathology.

Do you have hip pain? First, lying on your back, pull your knee to the chest, and then the opposite shoulder. If it's not particularly stiff or painful, the you may want to consult your local chiropractor to see if the pain could be coming from the femoral nerve.

Test for specific weakness in your leg associated with a pinched nerve...


You'll find your chiropractor taking an interest in your whole being. What you eat, how much you exercise, when you last took a holiday. Obesity and Arthritis for example are first cousins, they walk hand-in-hand into our practices on a daily basis.

  • Healthy living tips ...
  • Be sure to include fibre into every meal in the form of whole fruit, salad and vegetables and whole grains. Fibre promotes a sense of lasting fullness. But more important a shortage of fibre is the cause of that nasty of nasties, contipation. Research proves that indeed quick constipation relief is best obtained from prunes. Cheap and easy. Six prunes research proves is more effective than the standard medical treatment. Soak them in boiling water and add them to your cereal.

Research shows that prunes are better than any medical treatment for constipation.

The Kegel exercises are a must for every woman, and even help men with premature ejaculation. For a weak bladder, but also for the core muscles.

Deep pelvic pain.

Any muscle can cause pain, be it in the neck, shoulder, back... and the deep pelvic muscles. Some of them such as the Coccygeus and Ilio-Coccygeus can be reached externally, but sometimes the best solution for deep pelvic pain, once frank pathology has been ruled out, is to treat the muscles via the rectum.

However, it remains controversial, not in the "chiropractic domain" and thus women often find there is no one able and willing to help them with deep pelvic pain. The condition is intimately connected with subluxations of the sacrum, and will probably in the future become part of the chiropractic domain. It is certainly a joint-muscle-nerve condition. The Kegel exercises may help.


Chiropractic treatment for chronic pain comes generally in three phases:

  1. Treatment phase
  2. Rehab phase
  3. Maintenance phase

Neck exercises are a vital part of the management of neck pain. STIFF NECK EXERCISES FOR NECK PAIN ...

How reliable are X-rays?

Chiropractic Help and X-rays have gone hand in hand since they were both discovered in 1895. But just how reliable are X-rays ..?

Spondylisthesis shown in an x-ray of this child's spine.


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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. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

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 stabs in the groin, 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 spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, 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. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care 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.

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Spine and pelvis highlighted.


A lumbar hyperextension injury whilst skating.
Falls from horses can be devastating to the spine and pelvis.
A fall on the ice can injure the coccyx and sacroiliac joints.

Bending and twisting

The bending and twisting whilst shoveling snow stresses the lumbar discs.
Gardening can injure the lower back and cause leg pain.
Men on a building site.


Sitting as this woman is doing with the lumbar spine flexed is a common cause of ache in the lower back.
This woman in a car should exercise her lower back every morning.

Short leg?

An x-ray showing how a short leg causes a scoliosis and neck pain.
  • Leg length inequality and Low Back Pain

Lower back and leg pain

A graphic showing the course of the sciatic nerve.

Lumbar facet syndrome

The lumbar facet joints.

Slipped disc

A slipped disc as seen on an MRI.

Sacro-Iliac Joint

Sacroiliac joint location.


An x-ray of the lumbar spine showing how a spondylolysis causes a condition known as spondylolysthesis.


Motion palpation of the sacroiliac joint.
The Flip and Slump tests for a sciatica.
  • Slump Test for sciatica ...
Reflexes tested when lower back and leg pain is present.
The L4 lumbar spine area can cause extensor hallucis longus weakness.