CHIROPRACTOR Claremont Kenilworth Newlands Rondebosch

CHIROPRACTOR Claremont Kenilworth Newlands Rondebosch helps you find a local DC.

  • Dr Taylor, Malcolm, 30 Bonair Road, Rondebosch, (021) 6868238 
  • Dr Baker 
  • Dr Berry 
  • Dr Botha
  •  Dr Gangat 
  • Dr Greathead, Lynda, 130 Belvedere Road, Claremont, (021) 6831995 
  • Dr Kay 
  • Dr Lentin, Kevin, 44 Kenilworth Road, Kenilworth, (021) 6740548 
  • Dr Marszalek
  • Dr Riley 
  • Dr Riley 
  • Dr Roberts 
  • Dr Scott 
  • Dr Malcolm Taylor, 30 Bonair Road, Rondebosch, (021) 6868238
  • Dr Venning

  • 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.

A map of the Cape Town suburbs where you find a chiropractor.


CHIROPRACTOR Claremont Kenilworth Newlands Rondebosch

Whether it be trauma, such as a fall from a bicycle, a knee in the ribs in a rugby match, or a shower of sneezes, the ribs can also be subluxated. If it's the first rib, it may cause a condition called a Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, which may cause pain and tingling that radiates down the arm, and the arm feels weak when working above the head, due to constricted blood flow. THORACIC OUTLET SYNDROME ...

I myself sneezed last night whilst twisted, and have sprung a rib. Every breath gives a stab of pain in the midback... I'll be seeing my colleague for an adjustment today for rib pain treatment.



A subluxated rib may also cause mild to severe breastbone pain, a condition called Tietzes Syndrome. If on the left side it may be confused with a heart condition, as in the case of this doctor's son. It may also be involved in indigestion heartburn because the diaphragm attach to the lower six ribs. TIETZES SYNDROME CaseFile ...



Probably the worst disease of all is not the great mystery it was even ten years ago. The Alzheimers and Exercise link, and the diet link is now reasonably well understood. ALZHEIMERS AND EXERCISE ...

Prevention is the word. Is your cholesterol high? You are at higher risk? Are you a couch potato? Is there a possibility that you could become an Anaesthetic Alzheimers statistic? Is your diet low in omega-3 fatty acids?


Take a walk today, start an apple salad recipe, have a glass of red wine for your cholesterol alcohol ... think Chiropractic before a back operation. All that delicious snoek. 



CHIROPRACTOR Claremont Kenilworth Newlands Rondebosch

X-ray showing how a spondylolysthesis can cause stenosis.

Lower back and leg pain is the single biggest health cost in the United States. The reasons are many and complex, but clearly all is not well in the State of Denmark. American obesity is certainly a factor, the couch-potato mentality, but let's acknowledge that South Africa is catching on fast to all that is dismal in North America. Interestingly two insurance companies found that inclusion of Chiropractic saved them billions of dollars in payments for lower back pain, and this after excluding surgical and imaging costs. LOWER BACK PAIN ..

Upper leg pain can be a diagnostic nightmare. Just this week I had a new patient - a neurologist, an orthopaedic surgeon and a neurosurgeon completely missed the fact that the pain in her groin was caused by hip arthritis and not the lumbar stenosis seen on MRI. Now, in addition to the original groin pain which still plagues her, she is suffering from severe back pain, leg pain radiating to the great toe (which began after the extensive spinal decompression).

Whilst the complications of Chiropractic certainly exist, they are nothing in comparison to the complications of surgery. Medical sites are quite frank about it: clots, complications of anaesthesias (Alzheimers Anaesthetic), infection, bleeding... COMPLICATIONS OF SURGERY ...



Spondylolysthesis most authorities now seem to agree is a fracture in the spine, usually occurring in early childhood, allowing one vertebra to slide forwards on another. Mostly it causes nagging low back pain and sometimes tingling in feet and legs. Very occasionally it is a serious problem... and sometimes in the older patient it is caused by wear and tear of the facet joints in the spine.

X-ray showing a spondylolysthesis of L4.




CHIROPRACTOR Claremont Kenilworth Newlands Rondebosch

Scan showing effect of an old ankle joint fracture.

The ankle joint is profoundly beautiful. Fearfully and wonderfully made. But also vulnerable to injury and a cause of severe disability. Read here what chiropractic can mean for an injury involving severe ankle joint pain, ankle exercises and much more ...


You'll find your chiropractor will show great interest in what you eat, and don't eat for that matter, whether your blood pressure is high and you are obese, a smoker, because things too have an enormous impact on your general health.

Just a Fish Soup twice a week for example, will have a profound affect on the hyaline cartilage in your joints, your mental health and the state of your nerves. FISH SOUP ...


Hummus literally takes only five minutes to make, and is listed near the top of the SUPER-FOODS list that lower cholesterol, but you do have to find a local source of Sesame Tahini. SESAME TAHINI ...



CHIROPRACTOR Claremont Kenilworth Newlands Rondebosch

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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 have left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he is 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 is 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 pain-free. 

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 is well pleased; sixty-five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he has 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 stroll 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; he has a short leg.

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. X-rays 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 few months 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 is a non-complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she is doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38-year 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 could not 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 should not be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that is so much bunkum.

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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.

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Knowing that up to 70 percent of the time the correct diagnosis is made with no examination, no special tests, no xrays, but just from the history, there is 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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