Chiropractor Durban north helps you find your local DC if you're suffering from head and neck pain, or lower back and leg. And a host of other conditions.
The earliest DCs along the KZN coastline were certainly practising in the 1930's, and perhaps earlier. The Payne twins, Ivan and Alan, were amongst the pioneers and were prominent in forming the first association.
Even in those early days they recognised the need for an association that would represent its members, control standards of training, and even discipline any who might step beyond the bounds of professionalism. Today a united body representing over 500 persons still exists, having changed form and shape several times.
Government legislation plays an important part in the control and recognition of the profession; it's this that underpins the payment for services rendered by medical aid associations.
What are the criteria that you might use when looking for a chiropractor? Some do only manipulation, whilst others give rehabilitation, massage and dry needling; several now work primarily with athletes. A good many are young and up to date on the latest techniques and research; several of the old timers with more experience continuing in practice into their eighties. One chiropractor is very gentle; others are rough and ready.
How do you go about locating a chiropractor who suits your needs? Is finding a good chiropractor necessarily difficult?
Should you be looking for a good chiropractor you may also want to know more about chiropractic therapy.
Acute and chronic lower back pain is the most common complaint heard at most chiropractic clinics; there is an epidemic of lumbar and sacroiliac conditions and research shows that manipulation coupled with exercise is the best remedy.
There are many reasons for this proliferation of low back and leg pain; prime is our increasingly sedentary lifestyle. Many of sit in cars and trucks, and behind computers for long hours every day.
Research indicates that anything blocking blood flow in the arteries to the lumbar spine also impedes healing. Inflammatory diets, low in omega 3 and high in cholesterol have been fingered, as has smoking.
If you are suffering regularly from lower back pain, then the time to start with a simple basic set of exercises is before the radiation down the leg begins. Done every morning before getting out of bed, they will make an enormous difference to the health of your spine. Find them in the navigation bar on your left.
Lower back and leg pain is the most common reason why patients consult a chiropractor.
The lumbar spine consumes more Medical Aid money than any other condition. Chiropractors are convinced they could at least halve that cost if patients first considered a spinal adjustment over drugs and surgery.
Independent research confirms that if a patient first consults a DC for their lower back pain, they are far less likely to end up under the knife.
A pinched nerve resulting in weakness in the lower leg or thigh is not very common, but it does happen when a lower back condition is neglected; a foot drop and a leg that gives at the knee are cardinal signs.
Chiropractor Durban North advises there is help available for your aches and pains.
Head neck pain can absolutely ruin your life; how many analgesics and anti inflammatory drugs do you take regularly? If it's more than 5-10 then do yourself a favour and google "kidney olympics." Even that's a lot.
Our lifestyles have become increasingly sedentary, but also filled with trauma. South Africa is the number one road trauma country in the world, a truly Whiplash Chiropractic Mecca; are you suffering from headaches, jaw pain, an aching neck, or pain radiating down your arm?
In 2014, it is predicted that there will not only be 17,000 deaths on South African roads, but also 150,000 people will be injured; many fill find their way eventually into chiropractic clinics.
Amazingly there is now strong research confirming that Chiropractic can help your miserable infant, and in my experience, very quickly. The treatment is extremely gentle. COLIC CHIROPRACTIC ...
With the large number of sportsmen and women now entering the profession, and a specialised international training known under the umbrella of FICS, many are finding that chiropractic has the answer to their injuries on the athletics tracks and squash courts.
Of particular interest to many is the prevention of hip arthritis; what was earlier assumed to be merely degenerative changes, is now known to have its roots in a variety of anomalies in the femoral head and acetabulum.
If you are experiencing groin or side of the hip stiffness or pain, don't wait until you have fully fledged osteoarthritis of the hip; a stitch in time pertains to many chiropractic and medical conditions too.
Femoro acetabular impingement syndrome causes a stiffness in the young person, and hip dysplasia can cause severe pain in the upper thigh, often radiating into the upper lumbar spine. Look for these terms in our Chiropractic Conditions page.
TMJ exercises is one way to help you cope with this nasty TMJ syndrome.
The jaw joint is one of the prime causes of severe migraine headaches and facial pain. The sensory nucleus of the cranial nerve supplying the TMJ is located in the neck, so there is often associated neck pain, muddying the water. Part of the solution is a set of TMJ exercises.
Extraction of wisdom teeth under a general anaesthetic is one of the causes; over opening of the jaw is not well tolerated by the disc within the joint. I wonder personally about orthodontics, though I have seen no research confirming or denying that.
There is strong research confirming that colic is often caused by spinal subluxations. With many women now entering the profession, the treatment of infants is not uncommon. Colic chiropractic.
Inappropriate behaviour and sexual advances by chiropractors is very uncommon, and strenuously disciplined by the Chiropractic Association of South Africa. Nevertheless it exists, as in all professions, and we recommend three steps that might be taken.
Take your partner along with you for the first few consultations. Sometimes, as in the treatment of a frozen shoulder or Tietze's syndrome, treatment must of necessity encroach on the axilla and breast.
Report any sexual advances chiropractor immediately to the association.
Before making an appointment, enquire whether the chiropractor is registered with CASA.
Healthy living tips help swing the statistics in your favour.
The large part of the fat in your diet (your brain is 60% fat, your nerves are coated with a fatty myelin sheath) should consist of mono unsaturated fatty acids and omega-3 oils. In the Western diet we eat far too much fat that is saturated and poly unsaturated; it's highly inflammatory.
Olives and avocados have a large amount of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fat; that's why they are so healthy.
It's complex biochemistry, but in short eat more
Tapenade is a wonderful pâté that will capture your guests' attention.
You can rustle it up in 15 minutes if you use olives with pits (my
recommendation) or, pitted, in five minutes. You probably will have to
buy a bottle of capers. Otherwise, olives, lemon, olive oil, garlic and
perhaps a bit of hot red pepper. Simple.
Ginger too is a known anti inflammatory. Try a peanut and ginger sauce with your salads.
Do you have a question? Shoot! Please include important details such as when the problem started, what increases and relieves the pain, which movements cause dizziness, for example, whether the pain radiates to all the fingers or just the thumb and forefinger, or just certain parts of the leg.
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