CHIROPRACTOR Blackheath Blairgowrie CraighallPark PierneefPark Randburg

Chiropractor Blackheath Blairgowrie CraighallPark PierneefPark Randburg helps you find your local chiropractor.

I expect, before consulting a DC, you most likely will want to know what we do and why; I would.

The tissues of the body, be they a muscle, such as that which lifts your big toe from the ground, affected by the L4 Lumbar Spine, the skin of your hand, disturbed in a carpal tunnel sydrome, and the  organs are controlled by nerves emerging from the spinal cord via a foramen.

This foramen lies neatly tucked between the disc anteriorally, in front and the facet posteriorally. Thus malalignment and dysfunction of either of these joints can materially affect the nerve emerging from the foramen.

Interesting research shows that spinal fixations release noxious chemicals which not only inflame the joints themselves, but also begin to erode the hyaline cartilage that lines the bones, arthritis, and irritate the nerve emerging from the foramen. Chiropractic Help seeks to address this problem that will not respond to medication; the only valid treatment is to get your joints in motion.

And that means Chiropractic and Exercises. And a diet rich in the anti inflammatory food stuffs like fish oil.

The autonomic nervous system chart.

CHIROPRACTOR Blackheath Blairgowrie CraighallPark PierneefPark Randburg

  • Dr Borowsky
  • Dr Brugman, Louis, 61 Cross Street, President Ridge, Randburg, (011)7892509
  • Dr Frese
  • Dr Herwill
  • Dr Jones  
  • Dr Marinus
  • Dr Marinus
  • Dr Mead
  • Dr Monvoison
  • Dr Sell
  • Dr Sutton
  • Dr Wayman, Arthur, 2nd Floor, Healthway Centre, Beyers Naude Dr, Blackheath, (011) 678 1414

The inter vertebral foramen in the lumbar spine is where the nerve may be irritated.
The extensor hallucis longus muscle raises the big toe.

Carpal Tunnel case file

Tingling in hands and arms is one of the greatest complaints at the chiropractic coalface and it's often debilitating and difficult. In this instance, carpal tunnel syndrome is what's known as a double crush condition, with the median nerve irritated in two or more places along its path.

Most commonly the nerve irritation is in the lower neck, between the bellies of the pronator teres muscle and in the wrist. Unless treatment is directed at all these potential sites of impingement, the outcome is often less than satisfactory.

There is no scientific research confirming than any treatment, medical or chiropractic, is successful in the long term; yet we have considerable success with the condition.

If you have tingling and numbness in the pinkie, then it's definitely not carpal tunnel syndrome.

The tingling starts usually in the lower arm, often spreading to the whole limb and neck; not infrequently it begins in the other hand too. It's usually worse in the early morning often wakening the patient with a deep ache and paresthesias; strange nerve symptoms, always missing the little finger.

Swinging the arm, as in a windmill, sometimes helps; so too, placing the hands in the prayer position and deviating the fingers laterally, stretching the median nerve. You'll find more carpal tunnel exercises as these links below.

The median nerve distribution excludes the little finger.

The median nerve is affected;

CHIROPRACTOR Blackheath Blairgowrie CraighallPark PierneefPark Randburg

Rib pain treatment

The ribs, protecting the organs of the chest and giving impetus to breathing each have three joints articulating with the spine, and one with the breast bone. This breathing mechanism can be affected by trauma to the ribcage, and for example by a violent sneeze. A subluxation of any one of these four joints can cause very distressing pain, sometimes making breathing difficult.

If it affects the rib-breastbone joint on the left then it often causes great alarm. "Am I having a heart attack?" This condition, sometimes called Tietzes syndrome can be simply ameleriorated with Chiropractic care.

CHIROPRACTOR Blackheath Blairgowrie CraighallPark PierneefPark Randburg

Children need chiropractic too

Many of the conditions of adulthood begin in childhood, perhaps with birth or in-utero trauma causing hip dysplasia, or infantile colic, or even a bad fall.

Only this morning I was consulted by a young woman who stated that she had suffered from low back pain and headaches since her early teens. On further questioning she recalls being involved when she was 11 or 12 in a chain-motor-vehicle-accident in which her mother had a serious whiplash.

Take seriously your child's complaints of headache and pains in the joints. In particular, the limping child should also be thoroughly assessed. Growing pains doesn't exist. A missed Perthes isease will have tragic consequences.

Nutritional Corner

A broccoli head is full of antioxidants.

You will most likely find your chiropractor asking pertinent questions about what you eat, and how you exercise. They have a profound affect on health; the best spinal care in the world is of little value if you get cancer, or have a heart attack and suddenly pass away. It happens believe you me, and not just to other people.

  • BROCCOLI FACTS ... a profound anti-carcinogen.
  • GROWING BUTTERNUT SQUASH ... a rich source of anti oxidant bioflavonoids.

To find links to topics in bold use the site search function in the navigation bar on your left.

Banting diet rebuttal

South Africa like America has become one of the leading obese nations of the world with all the attendant sudden death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes and knee arthritis, just to mention a few.

Enter Prof Tim Noakes and his Banting diet; it's also known as the Paleo.

There's nothing new about banting; it was first used by the renowned Dr William Harvey who propounded the theory of blood circulation some four hundred years ago.

Dr Harvey put a morbidly obese undertaker William Banting on this very low carbohydrate, yet high fat diet; despite eating large amounts of animal fat, Banting lost a huge amount of weight.

Noakes, himself an athlete, brings to the table all the passion of a convert; he had long been the proponent of a chocolate cake before a long race, until he himself became diabetic. His complete turn around on the place of carbohydrate in the diet, with all the zeal of a young convert, in the face of all current medical thinking on heart disease and animal fat, brought huge controversy and condemnation with it.

There is little doubt that banting enables the obese to easily lose weight, drop their blood pressure and even lower blood cholesterol, yet it remains controversial.

My own reservations lie not with its potential effect on cardiovascular health but, as discussed in Banting diet rebuttal, the likelihood of a steep rise in cancer. There is massive research showing that fruit and legumes have a profoundly beneficial effect on healthy. Simply by banning legumes and tomatoes because of their carbohydrate content, any long term switch to rigorous banting can only see a rise in breast and prostate cancer.

Useful links

  • Chiropractic Conditions is a central page at our site. It provides you simply and easily with the sorts of diagnoses that the average DC would be treating.
  • Healthy Living Tips is another vital page at Chiropractic Help. Sparkling wellbeing is not just about having your subluxations adjusted. This link gives you some insights into different foods you could and perhaps should be eating.

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