Chiropractor Boskruin Fairland Honeydew Olivedale

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Drs Marius de Wet and Siobhan Wilcox, 116 Kayburne Ave, Randpark Ridge, (011) 791 7799.

The greatest criticism of manual forms of therapy have used terms broadly as an unscientific cult; that may have been true forty years ago, but today there is a wealthy of research confirming the benefits of manipulation.

Let's also recognise that Hippocrates, the father of medicine, widely used and recommend various forms of manual therapy.

For example, in a recent research review of the literature concerning lumbopelvic pain in pregnancy, published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, the authors conclude that

  • More than half of pregnant women have either low back or pelvic girdle pain.
  • Both exercise and manipulative therapy have been established as safe for the pregnant woman.
  • Eighteen different studies were evaluated. Seventeen of them showed that either exercise, a lumbopelvic belt or manipulative therapy yielded positive results in terms of both discomfort and relief from disabling pain.
  • A further 19 studies considered chiropractic care, all yielding positive results both in terms of disability and pain.

Their conclusions were that there is moderate scientific supporting exercise treatment, but that generally higher quality research is needed.

  • 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.

CHIROPRACTOR Boskruin Fairland Honeydew Olivedale

CHIROPRACTOR Boskruin Fairland Honeydew Olivedale will point you to the many competent doctors in your neighbourhood to help with your aches and pains.

Dr Willem Boshoff, Annexe 7, Wilgeheuwel Hospital on Amplifier Rd, Radiokop. (011) 675 3026

Dr Marius de Wet, 116 Kayburne Ave, Randpark Ridge, 011 791 7799

Dr Dickerson

Dr Palmer

Dr Walters

Dr Siobhan Wilcox, 116 Kayburne Ave, Randpark Ridge, 011 791 7799

PS. Your Chiropractor's address and phone number not listed here? Tell him/ her, for a once off R500, he can have all his details listed here, and a webpage describing the practice. A once-off, never-to-be repeated-fee.

What can you expect at your first consultation with a chiropractor? And why would you want to see a chiropractor in the first place?

Consulting a chiropractor 

Chiropractor Boskruin Fairland Honeydew Olivedale

Well, there is very powerful, convincing evidence, both medical and chiropractor, that manipulation is more effective, and more cost-effective, for complaints such as lower back pain and leg pain.

Chiropractors can now claim to work within what is known as "evidence-based" therapy. In fact it's not only chiropractic research, but medical research too that verifies that chiropractic is more effective for your lumbago. What's more, if you first consult a chiropractor for low back pain, research confirms you are less likely to end up under the knife.

Whilst there are potential side effects and dangers associated with all treatment, the dangers of anti inflammatory drugs and surgery are considerably greater than those of Chiropractic. That's especially true if you are taking two medicines like aspirin and brufin simultaneously. So-called dual antiinflammatorty drugs ...

Fourteen thousand Americans DIE every year directly from a gastric bleed caused by NSAIDs. Doctor-caused disease, aka iatrogenic illness.

Have you recently vomited blood, or passed a black stool?

Chiropractic iatrogenic illness  ... yes, there are potential side-effects from Chiropractic treatment too. A cracked rib is the most common. Painful, but self-limiting, lasting a few weeks only. And it's rare... personally, on average, I've cracked one rib every four years. Eight in thirty-three years.

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Hip arthritis

Hip arthritis is always, even in its advanced state, partly a job for  chiropractor Boskruin Fairland Honeydew Olivedale; it almost always fixates the sacroiliac joint resulting in failed hip surgery if not attended to. 

There are many conditions that, neglected, will cause Hip arthritis ...

The most obvious example is a leg length inequality. There is heaps of research confirming that people with a short leg have a higher incidence of knee and hip arthritis. And in the practice we know that patients with short legs often have a scoliosis and make good material for degenerative lumbar disc disease casefiles such as this one!

Have your chiropractor examine you to determine if you have a significantly short leg. A millimetre or two is not usually significant. Leg length inequality ...

In addition, there are other conditions such as Developmental Hip Dysplasia that cause hip arthritis. Gross cases of subluxated or dislocated (more often after a breach birth) DDH would be detected by the paediatrician at birth, but many of the marginal conditions are not detected until later in life.

Your Chiropractor is fully equipped to examine and diagnose and treat such conditions. Another is Femero Acetabular Impingement Syndrome which starts as stiff hip in the young adult, progressing untreated unerringly to hip arthritis. Femoro acetabular impingement syndrome ...

Developmental hip dysplasia casefile ... you might want to try these exercises if you suffer from groin and upper leg pain.

Take the hip arthritis test

It's easy. Lie on your back and pull each knee, one at a time to the chest, and then towards the opposite shoulder. Is one much stiffer than the other? Pain in the groin or side of the thigh, or upper leg pain ...? Can you easily put your leg into this position?

Probably the biggest single thing you can do to reduce your chances of getting arthritis, is to get onto a diet high in omega-3. That's difficult in Gauteng, far from the ocean and fatty fish. Much research is now confirming the capsules are much less effective.  The cheap alternative is flaxseed. Likewise, the freshly ground flaxseed vs oil research is unequivocal.

Nutritional corner

The ratio of omega 6 to 3 fatty acids in the diet has a profoundly important effect on general inflammation in the joints, muscles and organs.

Those who consume low levels of fatty fish, flaxseed or walnuts, together with large amounts of polyunsaturated oils are far more prone to pain and disability.

You will find your chiropractor taking a healthy interest in what you do and don't eat. There are few more distressing things than to hear that a favourite patient has suddenly had a heart attack or stroke and died ten or more years before his or her time. For example, consider this Healthy Breakfast Menu and Helens 15 euro salad that saved my bacon.

It's interesting that researchers following a large group of doctors and nurses over a 25 year period found that adding just one slice of 100% wholemeal bread daily to your diet reduces your mortality from heart disease by 9%. As a beekeeper myself, I particularly love our honey bread loaf, made in a breadmachine; it appears to rise better and is lighter in texture.

Foods to avoid high cholesterol 

Chiropractor Boskruin Fairland Honeydew Olivedale

High cholesterol doesn't just raise the risk of a heart attack. It means your back will heal more slowly after an injury, the likelihood of a stroke is much high, and you are more likely to get Alzheimers... all good reasons to get your HDL and LDL into shape. But what do these terms mean, and what foods should you avoid? Foods to avoid high cholesterol ... including tables of LDL and HDL. Are you at risk?


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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

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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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Bending and twisting


Short leg?

Lower back and leg pain

Lumbar facet syndrome

Slipped disc

Sacro-Iliac Joint