Chiropractor Delmas Florida Krugersdorp Rooderpoort WeltevredenPark

Chiropractor Delmas Florida Krugersdorp Rooderpoort Weltevreden Park

helps you find your local DC.

You may have heard that chiropractic could help you with a condition you are battling with, perhaps headache or lower back and leg pain, or even something more complex like meralgia paresthetica which causes discomfort and tingling in the thigh and sometimes the groin.

Or you have pain in the chest and concerned about a heart condition, but could it be musculoskeletal to do with the ribs? Perhaps this Tietzes syndrome casefile may shed some light on your troubles.

It's because of conditions like these where there is uncertainty as to whether it's a case for your medical doctor, or a chiropractor that they need to remain in contact. Interprofessional relationships should in these times be the norm.

Chiropractor Delmas Florida Krugersdorp Rooderpoort WeltevredenPark

  • Dr Botha, Willem, 53 Kingdon Street, Krugersdorp North, (011) 6651119 
  • Dr Du Plessis 
  • Dr Faure 
  • Dr Kneppers 
  • Dr Kurczych 
  • Dr Mitchell
  • Dr Brenda Ratzeburg, 40 Shannon Road, Kenmare, Krugersdorp, (011) 664 8631

Sixty percent of the average chiropractor's day has to do with the lower back and a radiating paresthesia to the leg; that could be what is today being called pelvic girdle pain, or PGP, in the research, disc or facet degenerative changes.

For example, at least a half of pregnant women experience either lower back or pelvic girdle pain; this could be mild and irritating, or very severe. Current treatment might include

  • Patient education
  • Exercise therapy
  • Manual treatment of various sorts.

A 2014 review of the literature, published in the journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy revealed that

  • Patient education was found to be safe and effective when considering sick leave taken, pain and disability.
  • Exercise therapy found moderate support in the literature.
  • Chiropractic, osteopathic and massage treatments all showed positive results but there were no striking evidence that one was more beneficial than the other.

What is Chiropractic?

But you are a little uncertain. Chiropractic is still not, despite enormous strides in the last decade, entirely recognised as kosher.

So What is Chiropractic and Why Chiropractic Help? These are sensible questions and this site aims to answer these legitimate doubts that you may be having.

Consulting a Chiropractor

CHIROPRACTOR Delmas Florida Krugersdorp Rooderpoort WeltevredenPark

Consulting a chiropractor you will find is little different to consulting your medical doctor. S/he will ask you certain questions pertinent to your problem, and your general health, they will examine you and then make certain proposals as to how the condition can best be treated. Only the treatment wont be with drugs and surgery but using certain manipulative and mobilising techniques, and rehabilitative exercises.


It's the opinion of chiropractors that many of the conditions that afflict us as adults have their source in a childhood injury. What's good for the goose is equally beneficial for the gander; and if chiropractric helps adults, then it's also good for your kids, and even infants.

You may be terrified of the thought of letting a ruk en pluk loose on your 6 week old baby, but rest assured, just as we have special techniques for the elderly, so we adapt them for children. There's nothing more satisfying than treating a colicky infant.

Mostly, with colic chiropractic the results are pretty well instantaneous. It's rare that a colicky baby isn't much improved after just 3 or 4 treatments.

Just this week we've had great success with a child of 16 months who wouldn't walk, or even stand. He wasn't in obvious pain, and in all other respects was quite normal. But if his mother raised him up into an upright stance, he would just sink down. Yesterday, after only 3 treatments he took 8 steps. And his mother reports that whereas before he was very reluctant to be led by the hand, now he loves it. All in two weeks. He had a fixation in the sacroiliac joint anatomy.


You may well find that your chiropractor will ask certain lifestyle questions and be ready to offer a string of healthy living tips. Today there is an epidemic of diabetes sweeping the western world and diabetes osteoporosis is of supreme importance to you and your chiropractor.

S/he may make certain dietary suggestions, such as eating healthy breakfast foods that help ensure you don't in the future suffer from frailty syndrome, the early onset of which is so common these days.

Because of many links to our two sister sites, and we have been accused of being a link farm, a dreaded connotation. It's irritating but to find links to the subjects in bold you have to copy and paste it into the site search function in the navigation bar on your left.

Healthy breakfast foods should include brightly coloured fruits, nuts and seeds to prevent frailty syndrome.

An oats based muesli with strawberries, nuts and a teaspoon of raw honey is excellent if you have raised cholesterol.

Finished with eggs Florentine, you have the perfect breakfast. If you are banting, go without the toast and enjoy half an avocado on the side for the increased healthy monounsaturated fat.

The perfect breakfast for those on the Banting diet is eggs poached on spinach.

So too other questions, such as What foundation does his/her recommendation about a heel lift have. Thus leg length inequality research may be important to you. Do you know the connection between Alzheimers and exercise?

Dr Brenda Ratzeburg

Dr Brenda Rateburg and Dr Willem Boshoff are two chiropractors I can recommend.


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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.

Do you have a problem that is not getting better?

Are you looking for a different slant on your pain?

Do you 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 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.

You visited this chiropractic help site no doubt because you have a problem that is not resolving and want to know more about what a DC does.

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