Chiropractor Hillcrest Gillitts Kloof Waterfall

Chiropractor Hillcrest Gillitts Kloof, and Waterfall is where you can find help for your aches and pain; just around the corner.


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  • Dr Karen Miller, Gillitts Medical Centre, 15 Old Main Road, 031 764 7988
A woman with lower lumbar back pain.


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CHIROPRACTOR Hillcrest Gillitts Kloof

Ever been told that you have arthritis or degenerative joint disease and there's nothing to be done? Absolute tripe! These casefiles (not scientific evidence remember) will give some inkling of what Chiropratic can do for worn out joints. And don't forget the fish oil for the hyaline cartilage that lines your bones ... DEGENERATIVE LUMBAR DISC DISEASE CaseFile ...

Chiropractic education

There are two universities in South Africa where you can train as a Chiropractor. One in Durban (DUT), and the other in Johannesburg (JU). Both are six year masters level degrees, ending in a research dissertation.

The course at DUT has recently been accredited by an international agency, meaning that the course is on a par with Chiropractic education the world over. A bit of a forked stick, as it means that DUT graduates can now find gainful employment the world over.

Young or old? A new graduate is completely abrest of new techniques, new thinking, the latest research, but is short on experience. An old dog like me? My education was thirty years ago, in the last millennium! but I have a lot of experience under the belt.

Best do your homework and shop around. Talk to friends and family, perhaps your doctor even, even phone the chiropractor and ask if s/he has experience with your particular problem.

In the Netherlands we promote a so-called Kennismakingsgesprek. It's a short consultation, very brief examination, meet the doctor, all for no charge. To help you, if you are in doubt. You can always ask! It's actually a win-win situation. I personally find that the vast majority of patients who come for this sort of consultation end up making an appointment as a new patient (and paying for it), and it helps me weed out cases where I know I can't help the patient.



Sixty percent of the average chiropractor's time is taken up with low back pain, and the multitudinous conditions of the pelvis. Subluxations of the ilium and sacrum, malformations of the lower spine and hip (like Femero Acetabular Impingement Syndrome), degenerative changes and injuries all contribute to a great deal of pain and discomfort in the pelvic area. The Sacroiliac joint syndrome is one that Chiropractic specialises in... SACROILIAC JOINT TREATMENT ...


During early childhood, and extreme physical exercise such as fast bowling in cricket, a stress fracture in the lower back can allow the vertebra above to slide forward on its nearest neighbour, potentially stressing the spinal cord and local nerve roots.

A lateral lumbar x-rays showing a spondylolysthesis.


Stiffness and groin pain in the young adult requires an evaluation of whether s/he could be the next FEMORO ACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT CASE FILE ... early diagnosis and treatment is vital to prevent early hip arthritis. 


A kettle filled with fish soup.

We all know that eating more fish is good for memory, reduces arthritis, heals hyaline cartilage, prevents heart attack ... but how much fish oil should you be taking? HOW MUCH FISH OIL ...

WHY THE APPLE DIET IS SO IMPORTANT, an apple a day... it's not just myth.

Research currently is confirming that refined high "Glycemic Index" foods like white bread, refined white rice and even potatoes have more to do with heart disease than animal fats.

Always balance your high GI foods by including foods containing protein and the healthy fats to reduce the GI. High Carbohydrate Count Chart foods are strongly associated with heart disease. Learn at this link how to lower the overall Glycemic Index of your meal without spoiling the taste.

Chiropractor Hillcrest Gillitts Kloof

There are experienced and enthusiastic doctors of chiropractic in your neck of the woods. As always when you are looking to find a good chiropractor, one who is suited to your needs and with whom you'll click, talk to your friends and family, and medical doctor too.

Karen Miller

Dr Karen Miller is a highly respected past president of the KZN branch of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa; she practises within the area designated as Chiropractor Hillcrest Gillitts Kloof.

  • Dr Karen Miller, Gillitts Medical Centre, 15 Old Main Road, 031 764 7988


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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

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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