You may have heard that chiropractic could help you with a condition that is troubling. Perhaps it's a pain like a frozen shoulder, or tingling in your arms and hands.
There are many arm pain syndromes that have their root in the cervical spine. Conditions like the carpal tunnel case file below, for example.
Irritation of the nerve root, or the brachial plexus bundles as they pass through the so called thoracic outlet, or under the pectoralis minor tendon, or between the bellies of the pronator teres muscle in the forearm often lead to what's known as a double crush syndromes.
The nerve is affected in two, and even three places contributing to your frozen shoulder or tennis elbow. Type arm pain into the search engine found in the navigation bar on the left and you'll get more specific details.
Add to that mouse arm, repetitive strain injuries and long hours sitting behind the wheel of your car or truck and you have all the makings of the many pain syndromes that can be severely disabling and painful; often they are worst at night, disturbing sleep too.
In the very worst of these nerve pains in your arm, you'll find that you get relief by raising your arm, often sleeping by placing it under your head; it's known as the should abduction relief sign.
Think first of treating the cause, not the symptoms; that means chiropractic help.
There is no strong evidence that chiropractic help can cure your carpal tunnel syndrome; but every chiropractor in Bedfordview, Edenvale, KemptonPark, Norwood and Raedene knows this is a condition that responds really quite well to our care.
And, on the other hand researchers have neither is there any strong scientific evidence that surgery too can permanently cure the condition; and there are many risks associated with the scalpel, not the least the anaesthetic; at least our care will not injure you.
In short there's no scientific research confirming that a chiropractor Bedfordview Edenvale KemptonPark Norwood Raedene can help your carptal tunnel syndrome; but neither can a medical doctor either; it's your choice basically. Are you into conservative or more adventurous treatment?
Very frequently it's a double crush syndrome with the median nerve irritated not only in the carpal tunnel but also in the neck or forearm as the nerve passes between the bellies of the pronator teres muscle; then surgery will certainly not cure you.
We recommend trying the most conservative treatment first; if it doesn't help, there's always the surgical option. Consider this carpal tunnel case file, for example.
Even more likely it's not arm pain but one of the many leg pain syndromes; they too often their origin in an irritated nerve from the lower back; a lumbar facet syndrome or sacroiliac condition, for example.
The slipped disc symptoms case file below may help you understand the chiropractic management of this nasty condition. Each and every case is unique and a challenge, but really it is our bread and butter. If you are starting to get symptoms in your leg, please come sooner rather than later.
Are you anxious about consulting a DC? Read What is Chiropractic and
remember you can always ask for a consultation that involves no
treatment. That gives you space to go and think about your chiropractor's recommendations. Many
chiropractors do not charge for such a consultation. It involves a short history and curtailed examination to determine whether you have a chiropractic or medical condition.
Chiropractor Bedfordview Edenvale KemptonPark Norwood Raedene will help sort out your leg pain.
If it's a chiropractic condition like ankle joint pain, sciatica or the leg pain during pregnancy then you can expect good management of your problem. If it's something medical like intermittent claudication then you can expect a referral to your doctor; it's caused by smoking and manipulation of your back won't help.
Pain in the leg is highly complex but during pregnancy is
really very common. It can be a pinched nerve in the buttock called a
piriformis syndrome, or a thigh muscle problem which is greatly helped
by an iliotibial band stretch. Often it's from the sacroiliac joint, but disc injuries happen too.
Leg pain in pregnancy frequently radiates to the groin and inner thigh, causing exquisite groin and pubic bone pain.
Then you could be suffering from runner's ankle, which you can read about in this ankle joint pain case file. It can even be a blocked artery, called intermittent claudication.
Follow any links that may seem applicable; scroll down at Chiropractic Conditions you'll find much, much more. These are just a few of the conditions that you'll find in navigation bar on the left about leg pain. Gone are the days where you chiropractor will address only your spine. Many spinal problems have their root in the lower limb; like a short leg. Sometimes a simple, inexpensive insert in your shoe can make a profound difference to your health.
Not all chiropractors have been to courses specialising the treatment of leg pain. If you are suffering from foot pain, for example, ask first before making an appointment.
Chiropractic help is not just about spinal health. We are a wholistic profession concerned also that you would benefit by starting to exercise, eating better and taking proper holidays.
You may well find that your chiropractor will want to discuss his healthy living tips. I started doing that after a patient dropped dead two months after I fixed his back, but didn't address his weight problem.
The brinjal, or eggplant, in Europe known as the aubergine, has been
proved to lower the bad fraction of blood cholesterol. Try this easy,
delicious and easy Baba Ghanoush recipe. The only difficulty you might have is getting sesame seeds.
And then at Chiropractic Help you'll find oodles about subjects like Vegen Weight Loss, and Exercise Class helps arthritis.
Browse, and enjoy!
FOODS TO AVOID HIGH CHOLESTEROL ... Just what do all the figures mean?
Perhaps you've been told that your HDL cholesterol is 1.5 and you're worried because you were told it's high. What wasn't explained is that raised high density cholesterol is highly desirable; it's protective against heart disease.
Try typing cholesterol into this search engine and see what comes up.
It's interesting that when I trained, some 35 years ago the emphasis in chiropractic was orthopaedics; today, all that has changed, not that orthopaedic assessment of the spine and limbs isn't important.
But there's been a shift in the direction of neurology; what causes tingling in the arms and legs, can chiropractic help vertigo and what part does the jaw joint play in migraine headaches, for example. All of these are disturbances of the neurological system.
It's interesting that the sensory nucleus of the jaw joint nerve, the trigeminal, has its sensory nucleus in the upper neck. Neck pain, a popping jaw, facial pain and migraine headaches are very often inter-connected. It's all in the neurology.
Whilst mild episodes of a spinning world are not uncommon in the older person, a real attack of vertigo is one of the most awful conditions that come to the chiropractic coalface; I suffer from it myself occasionally. It causes a profound disturbance of the neurological system; nausea, vomiting, and falling over. It's usually caused by a blockage in the inner ear and the treatment of choice is not pills, not manipulation of the neck but some exercises known as the Epley manoeuvres. Ask your chiropractor too about home remedy for vertigo.
Finding a good chiropractor, one who is knowledgeable about your particular problem, is not always that easy. A chiropractor who is interesting in treating hip conditions like hip dysplasia may not be person to choose if you have a painful, clicking jaw, or a sports related injury. Find a good chiropractor ...
Not happy with the current care? Perhaps it's time to consider chiropractic.
If you live the Johannesburg area, the perhaps you can find someone at Chiropractor Bedfordview Edenvale KemptonPark Norwood Raedene.
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