Chiropractor George Knysna PlettenbergBay

Chiropractor George Knysna PlettenbergBay helps you find your local DC. The Cape coast is one of the most beautiful areas in South Africa with abundant fruit, olive and wheat farms. 

And of course you'll find the famous Cango caves and the ostrich industry. Here you will also find chiropractors to help you with your injuries.

We treat in the main, patients suffering from joint and muscle pain, often with radiation down the leg or arm, for example. However, irritated nerves in the mid back cause an ache that travels along the rib, sometimes all the way to the breastbone.

The jaw joint causes radiating facial pain and often, severe migraine headaches. The sensory nucleus of the Trigeminal nerve lies in the upper spinal cord, so there is usually associated neck discomfort. A chicken and egg situation arises; which is the primary?

Hip, groin and upper leg pain are equally complex; there is an interplay between the mid to upper lumbar spine, affecting the femoral nerve, the sacroiliac joint and the hip. Only a careful and thorough examination will get to the bottom of these syndromes.

Find a chiropractor in Knysna

CHIROPRACTOR George Knysna PlettenbergBay

Chiropractor George Knysna PlettenbergBay is for you if you are living or travelling on the Garden Route.

  • Dr Bosman, Adrian, Whale Song, 1 Marine Way, Plettenberg Bay, (044) 533 4113
  • Dr Butterworth, Grant, 116 Longships Dr, Plettenberg Bay, 044 5330230
  • Dr Fish, Denham, 22 Wellington Street, George, 044 874 3348
  • Dr Lederle, Brett, 41 Fichat Street, Knysna, 0443823888
  • Dr Schoeman, Sinead, 22 Wellington Street, George, 044 8741711
  • Dr Van Zyl, Pierre, 60 Arbour Road, George, 044 8736410

Chiropractors are not in principle against the judicious use of drugs. However medical research indicates that somewhere approaching 200 000 people DIE EVERY YEAR in the USA from adverse reactions by drugs.

Ironically, Medicine accuses Chiropractic of being highly dangerous - because perhaps half a dozen patients have a stroke each year after Chiropractic manipulation! And that's on the high side.

The pot calling the kettle black?

Anaesthetic Alzheimers, Dual antiinflammatory drugs, Anticholinergic side effects ... I'm very pleased that neither "she who must be obeyed" nor I take any drugs at all. Not for the last five years, and then for a mis-diagnosis. That's the power of Chiropractic help, Healthy Living tips and the exercise that counters the causes of Osteoporosis.

Foot pain

Injuries to the foot and ankle, inappropriate footwear and obesity cause havoc with the lower limb. Whether it's a sprained ankle whilst playing squash, or a pronation problem affecting the lower leg and ankle, chronic pain is not uncommon.

Add to that the dictates of fashion, pumps and high heels, women in particular suffer from oft disabling foot pain in later life.

When there's been enough force to break a bone in the lower leg and ankle, you can be sure that ligaments have also been stressed and joints subluxated; if these are not addressed once the fracture has healed, chronic foot pain often ensues.

Orthotics may be part of the solution but my own particular opinion is that we rely too heavily on expensive inserts in the shoe, when we should first be applying basic chiropractic to the lower leg.


A substantial part of every Chiropractic day is taken up with the patient suffering from headache. Usually it stems from the upper neck, but Migraine headache often comes from the jaw joint which can cause blinding headaches.

Life is intrinsically dangerous and simply getting out of bed in the morning may be the beginning of any one of many woes; yet even more people die in their beds.

Whilst I myself fly gliders and ride motor bikes, it's not without the proper training; I'm in essence against horse riding but I'm astonished how folk will often allow their children onto the back of an unknown horse at a guest farm. A fall on the head may be the start of a lifetime of battling with headaches and neck pain.

We are thus a product of the injuries we've had, the food we eat, or don't eat and the required exercise that we do or don't get.

In a society where we eat out several times a week, and for many every day, it comes as no surprise that many of us eschew a green salad; the food is often old, hurriedly prepared and, to make it palatable, smothered in dressings that in themselves may be dangerous to our health. Whilst many of the omega 6 fatty acids are essential to good health, raising the six to three ratio is strongly inflamatory in the body.

Use rather olive oil, which is neutral in the omega six vs three debate that rages on, and make sure that you are regularly enjoying cold water fish, and freshly ground flaxseed if you are vegetarian. I in fact use both; walnuts too are rich in these healthy fats and help prevent the chronic pain syndromes seen so often in our chiropractic clinics.

Healthy Living Tips

Healthy living tips are for those who have the desire to live to ninety with all their marbles and joints intact, and are ready and willing to institute a few simple changes in their lives; like take a ten minute walk most days, apple in hand. And of course if you live on the Cape south coast to consult your local chiropractor George Knysna Plettenberg Bay is you have a lumbar disc protrusion, or motor accident, for example.

We pay heavily for our laziness, and lifestyles so busy that we have no time for simple and basic foods, or exercise. Take mayonnaise for example. What you buy at the supermarket is fundamentally a hydrogenated food, filled with preservatives, emulsifiers, flavourants - in short, I make no apology: CRAP! The first sure step towards an early grave. And when homemade mayonnaise is so easy ...

Sauteed mushrooms recipe, olive pate, and what I call the most important page at Chiropractic help; CAUSES OF OSTEOPOROSIS; and one of the least read; young women have no interest in prevention.

In short what we call SLOW FOOD made fast, combined with exercise, and an occasional regular chiropractic adjustment if you have any subluxations causing headaches, tingling in your limbs and back pain; that's the not-so-secret secret to a long and healthy life.

Think too of an anti inflammatory diet; that means including regularly enjoying those foods that have a proven anti inflammatory effect in your diet. Bake pilchard fish cakes, for example, olive oil from the Klein Karoo and plant sweet basil in your garden this spring for its eugenol oil.

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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.

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Interesting questions from visitors

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